How to apply to God under
troubles, and how to behave in prosperous and in adverse
circumstances 1-11. To look upon all evil as proceeding from
ourselves, and all good from God 12-18. The duty of watching against
a rash temper, and of receiving the word of God with meekness 19-21.
And of living according thereto 22-25. The difference between vain
pretences and real religion 26,27.
James Chapter 2
All professions of faith are
vain, if not producing love and justice to others 1-13. The
necessity of good works to prove the sincerity of faith, which
otherwise will be of no more advantage than the faith of devils
James Chapter 3
Cautions against proud behavior,
and the mischief of an unruly tongue 1-12. The excellence of
heavenly wisdom, in opposition to that which is worldly 13-18.
James Chapter 4
Here are cautions against corrupt
affections, and love of this world, which is enmity to God 1-10.
Exhortations to undertake no affairs of life, without constant
regard to the will and providence of God 11-17.
James Chapter 5
The judgments of God denounced
against rich unbelievers 1-6. Exhortation to patience and meekness
under tribulations 7-11. Cautions against rash swearing Prayer
recommended in afflictive and prosperous circumstances, Christians
to confess their faults to each other 12-18. The happiness of being
the means of the conversion of a sinner 19,20.