When truth is old it is still true

From James 5:

Now listen, you rich people, weep and wail because of the misery that is coming upon you.  Your wealth has rotted, and moths have eaten your clothes. Your gold and silver are corroded. Their corrosion will testify against you and eat your flesh like fire. You have hoarded wealth in the last days.  Look! The wages you failed to pay the workmen who mowed your fields are crying out against you. The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord Almighty.  You have lived on earth in luxury and self-indulgence. You have fattened yourselves in the day of slaughter.  You have condemned and murdered innocent men, who were not opposing you.  Be patient, then, brothers, until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop and how patient he is for the autumn and spring rains.  You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord’s coming is near.

The bloke who wrote this nearly 2000 years ago was probably one of Jesus’ younger brothers. He saw what it is to be true and faithful and patient. Truth is patient.

He has a lot of other interesting things to say. I expect he saw a lot of interesting things.

One Comment

  1. Heath Wild
    Posted November 14, 2011 at 10:20 pm | Permalink

    I like the simplicity of the sentence: Truth is patient.
    I did a meditation with Naomi the other night and called upon some divine guidance for myself and the words i received were “devotion” & “truth”. I am now looking to devote my actions, thoughts, prayer, and being to truth.
    But being aware of the complexity of the word truth i am keen to see what truths their are -so was nice to read yours.
    crazy that truth can seem so complex yet i feel that it may have an essence of simplicity.
    Thanks for the post Mike.
    take care Heath

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