2 My brothers, 1 w show no partiality as you hold the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, x the Lord of glory. God draws near to them who draw near to God. 1909-1922. And as pride consists in our entertaining higher ideas of ourselves than truth will warrant, and in our presuming upon these, both in feeling and in practice, as if they were just and correct, so humility consists in our entertaining accurate notions of what we really are in relation to some one above us, and in preserving that station which a regard to our real merits requires us to occupy, as to the sentiments we cherish and the conduct we maintain, with respect to those under whom we are placed. First aorist active imperative of εγγιζω — eggizō late verb from εγγυς — eggus (near) as in Matthew 3:2. Heinrich Meyer's Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament. The “double-minded” is at fault in heart; the sinner in his hands likewise. THE MEANING. He wrote to encourage them to live asChristians should, i… "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". "Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament". The believer’s humility implies a life of prayer. Increased study and prayer will be to no avail if we continue to trust in ourselves. BibliographyAlford, Henry. "Commentary on James 4:8". James does not sugar coat the wrong, nor does he pull any punches on the way in which the problems must be corrected. Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. Commentary. We would persuade you to humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, that He may, in consequence, “lift you up.” This is the arrangement established by the Author of salvation. Knowing that when we draw near to God, God is drawing near to us, and God wants and earnestly desires our love and dedication. of the Twelve Patriarchs, Dan. 2. James 4:7-10. But the humility enjoined upon us not only respects our relation to God as His creatures, whose every faculty must be traced to Him--it also respects our relation to Him as His sinful creatures--who are thus removed at a still greater distance from Him than they naturally were, and liable to His high and holy indignation. James 4:8, ESV: "Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you.Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded." Yet in every approach to God, it is true there must be a “desire “to be free from sin; and this doubtless is the view of the commentary; indeed it is so expressed, though some words are objectionable.). 1. 9 Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and [your] joy to heaviness. A bad attitude, a selfish disposition isn"t set in stone---we can change if we want to. It is man’s finality in the kingdom of God as contrasted with his finality in the kingdom of Satan. Reynolds.). If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you do well; but if you show partiality, you commit sin, and are convicted by the law as transgressors. It must be in righteousness and holiness. 8Draw nigh to God. 6:5 "Then said I, Woe [is] me! The person who loves God, but not completely, they have some trust in God, but not fully, they don"t like some things in the world, but they don"t abhor every evil in the world. There are, therefore, two things implied in a man's sanctification: Copyright StatementThese files are public domain. The concept of self-denial is at the heart of Paul's teaching on submission to God: We have died with Christ and must sacrifice our lives for Him. BibliographyRobertson, A.T. "Commentary on James 4:8". The main thing is first stated, to draw nigh to God: and then the things which are previously necessary, to cleanse their hands and to purify their hearts — an allusion probably to the practice among the priests of the law, of washing themselves before they engaged in the service of the temple. (A. Thomson, D. D.), In one of our western cities is a physician who is very skilful in doctoring the human eye. 4. Prayer is the way to a life of communion with God--a means of keeping up an acquaintance with, and of growing in the knowledge of God. A grateful heart is burdened with a sense of obligation until it finds relief in rendering a tribute of thanks to Him who is the Giver of every good and every perfect gift. 1 Peter 2:9. Ver. 1685. 3. 1905-1909. Hislop.). The saddest duties are sweeter than the greatest triumphs, and the worst and most afflicted part of godliness is better than all the joys and comforts of the world. We are to understand it as conveying a gracious promise of conscious and sensible communion with the Father of our spirits. As a tree, the more deeply it is rooted in the earth, the taller it groweth and mounteth the higher; even so a man, the more humble and lowly that he is, the more and higher doth the Lord exalt him. Isaiah 59:2; Jeremiah 5:25). The Biblical Illustrator. The heart was required of them as well as of us (Isaiah 29:13-14). 8.] So David said, “I will wash my hands in innocency; so will I compass thine altar. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/james-4.html. Only God has the right to prescribe the terms upon which men may approach him, and these are outlined in Hebrews 10:22ff, where faith, repentance and baptism are laid out as preconditions of drawing near to God "in Christ.". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". We should be the light of the world, light to show forth the desperate plight of the world. Look at the hope found in this verse! It has crossed my mind more than once in this study that there must have been some real problems among the recipients of this letter. Purify your hearts - Separate yourselves from the world, and consecrate yourselves to God: this is the true notion of sanctification. A most joyous word.— καθαρίσατε, cleanse) That you may be able to put to flight the devil.— ἁγνίσατε, purify) that ye may be able to approach God, having laid aside adultery of soul.— δίψυχοι, ye double-minded) who give yourselves both to God and to the world, James 4:4. It’s interesting that this word appears only in the book of James (James 1:8; 4:8). (Luke 7:39.) James 4:8 KJV. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/james-4.html. And the pervading guilt which such a consideration throws into it is incalculably aggravated by your not only resting upon its merits with satisfaction, but actually supposing it sufficient to secure the favour of that very Being whom it has so dishonoured, neglected, and disowned. BibliographyPoole, Matthew, "Commentary on James 4:8". Hosea 10:2, and in addition to the passages referred to above, James 1:8, cf. It is not only an outward amendment of life, but its beginning is the cleansing of the heart. There are certain indispensable prerequisites. Had we nothing more to tell you than that you are sinners, it would only fill you with mortification, hopelessness, and anguish. ), Mourn savourly and soakingly, with a deep and downright sorrow, so as a man would do in the death of his dearest friend. If we are truly and devoutly desirous of drawing nigh to God, one of our earliest considerations will naturally be, how unfit we are to come to Him. 1 Timothy 2:8. Double-minded; those who are drawn different ways by conscience and passion, and are halting between two opinions. A true humility is alive, and bears fruit in a new and holy life. ", "Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. James 4:8 Context 5 Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy? Meal was offered of old, and not whole corn. These things thus set down, in the last place we are taught how we should draw near to God, which the apostle expresseth in these words: “Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purge your hearts, you double-minded.”. This will lead us to a serious examination of ourselves: to a review of our past conversation; and a comparison of it with the rule of His commandments. 9 Grieve, mourn and wail. 3. That this double-mindedness hinders both our drawing nigh to God, and God's drawing nigh to us; a heart divided between God and the world, between conscience and lust, between religion and self interest, will hinder all intercourse and sweet communion betwixt God and us in the duty of prayer. 2. See full comment on that passage in my Commentary on Hebrews, pp. (8-9) Partiality is condemned by the Scriptures. James is giving a series of tests by which one may determine whether his faith is genuine or false (D. Edmond Hiebert makes this point, “The Unifying Theme of the Epistle of James,” Bibliotheca Sacra [135:539, July-September, 1978], pp. Worshipping with a pious heart is evidently the manner of drawing nigh to God, which the apostle had in mind when he penned the text. That is the measure of your sinfulness; and if your humility should be in proportion to your sinfulness, what limit can be set to it? I. "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". By wavering or double-minded he noteth the shameful hypocrisy which was crept in, even into their lives, which made some show of religion, And had a pretence of godliness, but in their hearts were full of ungodliness. and purify your hearts. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/dcc/james-4.html. Those addressed in this paragraph are either worldly men outside the Christian brotherhood, or else those of the brethren who had become worldly. "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". (J. G. Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament. The mother of Artaxerxes was wont to say, that they who would address themselves unto princes must use silken words: surely he that would approach unto God must consider, and look as well to his words as to his feet. Contributed by Rodney Johnson on Oct 24, 2020. It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.” Do feel free to make copies for friends that might be interested as long as you do not make profit from the copies. BibliographyCoke, Thomas. The drawing nigh to God was ritually symbolized by the approach of the people, and especially the priests, to Jehovah in the holy of holies. The essential excellence of what is done by a moral agent, consists in its recognition of the existence, and in its submission to the will of Him who ruleth over all. Ye double-minded - See the notes at James 1:8. Copyright StatementJames Burton Coffman Commentaries reproduced by permission of Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. James 4:8 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] James 4:8, NIV: "Come near to God and he will come near to you.Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded." Being the child of an Aggie, I … "Commentary on James 4:8". Revival Rising: Loving God and the Lost With All That You Are . But we must not neglect to remind you of that affecting display of the evil of sin, and of the degradation of the sinner, as these appear in the sight of the Lord which has been made in the Cross of Christ. College Press, Joplin, MO. And to break God's commands, is to speak evil of them, and to judge them, as if they laid too great a restraint upon us. When we exhort you to be humble, we do not exhort you to think yourselves worse or meaner than you really are. He is so holy and jealous of His worship, that he expects that there should be preparation in our accesses unto Him: preparation of our persons by purity of life (Job 11:13); preparation of our services by choice of matter (John 9:1); preparation of our hearts by finding them out, stirring them up, fixing them, fetching them in, and calling together all that is within us to prevail with God. There is one phrase especially in our text on which we desire to lay stress: “In the sight of the Lord.” Our humility is to be wrought in His sight. 1865-1868. ‘Cleanse your hands.’ The hands were the means by which men performed their actions. And now the way by which they can submit to God and draw near to him is explained. It has been the sentiment of mankind, universally, that children ought to cherish peculiar respect fur their parents. One of the three instances in the New Testament in which the word is not used of ceremonial purification. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tbi/james-4.html. It would not be if the exaltation were to be in the line of the humility; that is, if the man was to be exalted in the very pride from which he humbles himself. 1840-57. (1 Corinthians 13:4-8). "Christianity is not just a way of putting on an act or a front; it is a matter of the heart" (Draper p. 126). The true exaltation must be in the truth. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jab/james-4.html. Cleanse therefore your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double-minded. KJV: King James Version . "Commentary on James 4:8". BibliographySchaff, Philip. Draw nigh to God - Approach Him, in the name of Jesus, by faith and prayer, and he will draw nigh to you - he will meet you at your coming. Confession of sin is a part of prayer full of blessedness. 3. If we wish the favor of God, we must come to him; nor can we hope for his mercy, unless we approach him and ask him for it. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain and are a derivative of an electronic edition that is available on the Christian Classics Ethereal Library Website. These things thus set down, in the last place we are taught how we should draw near to God, which the apostle expresseth in these words: John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament, Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary, Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament. Sin is so every day that most people don"t realize what sin is. 3. Christians may all of them now draw nigh to God, as a holy nation, and a royal priesthood. Draw nigh to God; in prayer for all needed wisdom and strength to resist temptation and to persevere, whatever be the consequences, in doing right. Granting that you are as harmless as amiable, as deserving of esteem as you are thought to be, still it is all unavailing. on ἐγγίζειν, Isaiah 29:13; Hebrews 7:19. καὶ ἐγγιεῖ ὑμῖν] corresponding to the preceding φεύξεται ἀφʼ ὑμῶν. 4. 3. Exaltation in Satan’s kingdom must be debasement, for it is exaltation in sin, and sin depresses and debases. The believer’s humility, being in the sight of the Lord, implies a life in the sight of the Lord. He will draw nigh - propitious. Communion begets resemblance. These all help to set this apart from other commentaries on James and thus makes this book a good companion volume alongside other commentaries … But what some cavil at, and say, that God’s grace is secondary to our preparation, and as it were the waiting-maid, is only frivolous; for we know that it is no new thing that he adds now to former graces and thus enriches more and more those to whom he has already given much. vi. The greatness of the benefit to be secured. Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible. "Worship God with your life, with a deep sense of his holiness and justice, deal with others as he deals with you, and he will bless and assist you in your efforts to serve him! "Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament". The Lord’s light shines on him, and that light reveals sin in the heart. "Commentary on James 4:8". 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Now this is not to be understood as if men could first draw nigh to God, before he draws nigh to them; for as God first loves, so he first moves; he takes the first step, and, in conversion, turns and draws men to himself; though this does not respect first conversion, but after acts in consequence of it; nor is it to be considered as a condition of the grace and favour of God, in drawing nigh to his people, but is expressive of what is their duty, and an encouragement to it: cleanse your hands, ye sinners, and purify your hearts, ye double minded; the persons addressed are not the profane men of the world, but sinners in Zion, formal professors, hypocritical persons; who speak with a double tongue to men, and who draw nigh to God with their mouths, but not with their hearts; who halt between two opinions, and are unstable in all their ways: cleansing of their hands and hearts denotes the purity of outward conversation, and of the inward affections; and supposes impurity both of flesh and spirit, that the body and all its members, the soul and all its powers and faculties, are unclean; and yet not that men have a power to cleanse themselves, either from the filth of an external conversation, or from inward pollution of the heart; though a man attempts the one, he fails in it; and who can say he has done the other? Clarke's Commentary on the Bible. BibliographyScofield, C. I. Trapp. he will draw nigh—propitious. God will be sanctified in all them that draw nigh to him, Leviticus 10:3, he will be served like himself, he will be no loser by us. (H. Crosby, D. D.), Humility explained, and its necessity enforced, Humility stands opposed to pride. In duty, and he will draw nigh to you in mercy. Draw nigh to God, — This seems to be an allusion to the manner in which the Jews in general, or rather the priests, drew nigh to God, by going to the temple, while the Shechinah, the glorious emblem of the divine presence, was there. To use a very rude metaphor, just as a man cannot go up another hill till he has gone down the one on which he happens to be, so a soul cannot be exalted in God until it has thoroughly come down from self. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.” Verse 8 continues ten commands to believers. But when the man is to be exalted by the Divine grace and the Divine Spirit, that is a true humility which foresees this exaltation, and acts in view of it. It is first of all by being cleansed. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye doubleminded. Alternately it might be saying, ‘do not just wash your hands, make sure that you wash your hearts as well’, but that weakens the statement and does not really fit in with the pattern which is of continual positive action in response to God’s commands. Cleanse your hands-purify your hearts; be outwardly and inwardly pure. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/fam/james-4.html. But who shall come “into the tabernacle of God, or rest upon His holy hill” (Psalms 15:1), except the man “of uncorrupt life”? This may be seen by considering the nature of the exercise itself. There is not much difference in the two words here rendered ‘cleansing’ and ‘purifying:’ the former is freedom from stain or blemish, the latter is consecrated or set apart. The dreadful consequences of continued estrangement. Consider the extent--the strictness--the spirituality of that law to which you are subject. But, this exceptional case aside, no man is to humble himself before his fellow-man. Draw nigh to God (εγγισατε τωι τεωι — eggisate tōi theōi). 4. Learn, 4. Then said I, Here [am] I send me.". This verse also indicates a voluntary action on the part of man. The Greek word, πενθήσατε, imports a funeral grief. BibliographyEdwards, Justin. He is ready to offer Himself, and is pressed at hand to all such as come near unto Him, to make them to feel the comfort of His presence. 1. Merrill.). Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/james-4.html. See James 3:9-12. James 4:8. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/james-4.html. If we injure our fellow-man, we are to take the attitude of penitence before him. What Christians Want To Know. Mouton. To grasp the full meaning of this word, it is best to understand how it is used within its context. 1. Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Prayer is the way to a life of communion with God--a means of keeping up an acquaintance with, and of growing in the knowledge of God. "purify your hearts"-Without the purification of the heart, cleaning up the outward actions is vain. 8 Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? "Commentary on James 4:8". (8) Draw nigh to God . For those who have been "made nigh in the blood of Christ" (Ephesians 2:13), there is joy unspeakable and full of glory. God may be said to draw near to man divers ways. It is a good exchange to put away carnal joy for godly sorrow; for then we put away a sin for a duty, brass for gold; yea, we have that in the duty which we expected in the sin, and in a more pure, full, and sweet way. II. James 4:8. We wash our hands every day; but, when to dine with some great man, we scour them with balls. Job 9:30. Prayer is speaking to God. III. 2. Psalms 24:4 ἀθῶος χερσὶ καὶ καθαρὸς τῇ καρδίᾳ κ.τ.λ. purify … hearts — literally “make chaste” of your spiritual adultery (James 4:4, that is, worldliness) “your hearts”: the inward source of all impurity. (J. James 4:8. The Lord has made full provision for the spiritual welfare of the human creature, hence it is necessary for man to make the next move. This is not to be done by ceremonial ablutions, moral services, or evangelical ordinances; this is God's work only, as appears from his promises to cleanse his people from their sins, by sprinkling clean water upon them; from the end of Christ's shedding his blood, and the efficacy of it; and from the prayers of the saints, that God would wash them thoroughly from their iniquity, and cleanse them from their sin, and create clean hearts in them: and yet such exhortations are not in vain, since they may be useful to convince men of their pollution, who are pure in their own eyes, as these hypocritical, nominal professors, might be; and to bring them to a sense of their inability to cleanse themselves, and of the necessity of being cleansed elsewhere; and to lead them to inquire after the proper means of cleansing, and so to the fountain of Christ's blood, which only cleanses from all sin. Draw nigh to God: not to be limited to prayer, but to be understood of our intercourse with God generally. Some of these Jews were "Zealots." God wants to draw near to us! "Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges". He has “no pleasure in the death of him that dieth” (Ezekiel 18:32). BibliographyDunagan, Mark. Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Demosth.) Surely not. ... Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary. What a blessed hour was that to the poor prodigal when he came to himself, and said, “I will arise and go to my father.” Supplication, too, as a part of prayer, is a blessed exercise. Bibliography"Commentary on James 4:8". Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. in the reformation both of the inward and outward man. James 4:8 NIV • James 4:8 NLT • James 4:8 ESV • James 4:8 NASB • James 4:8 KJV • James 4:8 Interlinear • James 4:8 Commentaries • James 4:8 Parallel Texts • James 4:8 Bible Apps • James 4:8 Parallel • Bible Hub The verb ἁγνίζω ( התקדשׁ) means originally to sanctify oneself preparatory to appearing before the Lord by separating oneself from everything that might cause uncleanness; the idea of separating oneself is still present in the passage before us, because mourning implied temporary withdrawal from the world and its doings. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. Psalms 24:4, ἀθῷος χερσὶ καὶ καθαρὸς τῇ καρδίᾳ …; in Is. Then draw nigh to God in prayer, and he will draw nigh unto you, will hear you; which that nothing may hinder, cleanse your hands - Cease from doing evil. (133). Cleanse your hands, ye sinners - This I think to be the beginning of a new address, and to different persons; and should have formed the commencement of a new verse. for I am undone; because I [am] a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts. Calvin correctly remarks: non duo hominum genera designat, sed eosdem vocat peccatores et duplices animo.(200). https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/james-4.html. Such an exaltation implies satisfaction and joy. Johnson says: "If we wish God very near to us we must seek to dwell very near to him." I. On the wall was a large painting of an eye. BibliographyBengel, Johann Albrecht. The reasonableness of prayer may be shown from the example of the Saviour. Be no more double minded, vainly endeavouring to serve both God and mammon. A large number of the Christians had left *Jerusalem and had goneto live in other countries. The Expositor's Greek Testament. 1. Christians should be showing the way, not covering it up with our worldly like living. The concept of self-denial is at the heart of Paul's teaching on submission to God: We have died with Christ and must sacrifice our lives for Him. 6 Then flew one of the seraphims unto me, having a live coal in his hand, [which] he had taken with the tongs from off the altar: 7 And he laid [it] upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged. That God separates guilt from his conscience, and sin from his soul, and thus makes him internally and externally holy. Sin is serious business, a fact that many believers have not come in contact with. 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