James Quiz


  1. Why does James exhort us to "count it all joy" when we experience trials?

  2. James uses the word "temptation" in two senses: the positive sense of outward trials and the negative sense of inward temptations. As for those outward trials that prove our faith, what is the reward for those who patiently endure them?

  3. As for those inward temptations that come to break our faith, James tells us that they cannot come from God, who has no capacity to tempt man with evil. Rather, our own desires entice us. In what does this enticement result?

    Wavering that leads to sin.
    Wavering that leads to death.
    Sin that leads to death.
    Sin that leads to condemnation.
  4. In chapter one, James gives his readers three sound pieces of advice. The first is to be "swift to hear." What are the other two?

  5. What analogy does James use to describe the man who is a hearer only of the Word and not a doer?

  6. What are two ways in which a Christian shows that his religion is pure and undefiled?

  7. James tells us it is sin when we show partiality by favoring the rich and dishonoring the poor. The royal law is, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." From which OT book does James quote?

  8. In chapter 2 verse 18 we read, "Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works." What two examples of "faith evidenced by works" does James give?

    Noah and Rebecca
    Joseph and Rachel
    Abel and Ruth
    Abraham and Rahab
  9. The tongue is difficult to tame, and we all stumble by not controlling our words. Two examples are given by James of something relatively small that controls something vastly larger. What are they?

  10. It is as inconsistent for cursing and blessing to come from the same mouth as it is for both fresh and bitter water to come from the same spring. James gives two other examples of such an inconsistency. Can you give them?

  11. James describes the wisdom that is from above by several adjectives. For example, the wisdom from above is "pure." Give one other.

  12. Because life is like a vapor--it appears for a short time and then vanishes away--James warns us against presumption in making detailed plans for the future without taking God into account. Rather than say, "Tomorrow I will do such and such," what should we say?

  13. Two examples of patient endurance are given by James. Who are they?

    Abraham and Job
    The prophets and Job
    The prophets and Abraham
    Abraham and Joseph
  14. "The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much." Elijah is given as an example. What did he do?

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