May Not Proceed
At the Fourth of James, we are taught that sin results when one fails to accomplish the good he knows is expected of him. While this principle is true with regard to all things required of us, James makes the point with respect to one’s failure to recognize the relevance of God’s will and providence in every aspect of life. For example, it is fine to spend a year conducting commerce in another city. However, it is not fine to make those plans without considering that God may not provide another day, much less another year, to fulfill those plans. What is proper is to acknowledge God’s involvement in any successes we enjoy, whether past, present, or future. According to His will we may pursue success. Without His will, we may not proceed.
Written by David Hayes Prophater