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Today's Verse of the Day

Today's Verse of the Day is From Mark 10:45 KJV Translation:
For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many. NKJV Translation:
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Logos Verse of the Day

Philippians 1:6

Philippians 1:6King James Version

Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:

Oppressors, Victims, and a Just God

July 10
Oppressors, Victims, and a Just God
1 Samuel 17:1–58; James 5:1–12; Psalm 119:153–176

Contemporary culture is often pegged as self-indulgent: We live in a have-it-now world, and we don’t always think about the repercussions of our actions. But when we read James’ letter to the early church, we find that self-indulgence isn’t a modern phenomenon.

In his letter James addresses two groups of people. First, he reprimands the self-indulgent rich who live without thinking about the repercussions of their actions, either for others or for themselves. The day is coming when they will have to account for all their evil deeds: “Come now, you rich people, weep and cry over the miseries that are coming upon you!” (Jas 5:1). James presents them with a harsh picture of what they have been doing: “You have fattened your hearts in the day of slaughter” (Jas 5:5). They have behaved like animals; their judgment will come.

James also writes to a second group: those who are oppressed. He encourages…