An error occurred while marking the devotional as read. There was a time that a group of people, the Pharisees, contrary to most of the rest of the world, believed that the keeping of the Sabbath was the most important of the commandments. 20 But are you willing to acknowledge, (S)you foolish person, that (T)faith without works is useless? Other Forerunner Commentary entries containing James 2:10: Exodus 20:8-11 This is a simple principle which is everywhere recognised, and the apostle means no more by it than occurs every day. The fourth commandment is just as much a part of the royal law, the Ten Commandments. Proverbs 13:6 13 For (F)judgment will be merciless to one who has shown no mercy; mercy [a]triumphs over judgment. The Sabbath is a day, the breaking of which is immoral, the keeping of which will produce liberty. The case supposed seems to be that of one who claimed that he had kept the whole law. KJV (Narrated) NKJV (Narrated) NKJV (Dramatized) NLT (Dramatized) NIV (Narrated) NIV (Dramatized) NASB (Narrated) RVR60 (Español) The Sin of Partiality. Just as a little leaven in bread quickly spreads completely through the dough, one "little" sin affects our whole being. Nearer our own time, Carlyle's Life of Cromwell reversed the judgment of history on Cromwell, Objection 1: It would seem that all sins are connected. The word offend here means, properly, to stumble, to fall; then to err, or fail in duty. It is the least in terms of the world's regard and respect when compared with the other nine. One sin begets another unless the chain is broken through repentance. Because so much of this world's thinking carries right on into the church, some of us are thinking in much the same way the world does. James speaks of the "royal law," meaning the Ten Commandments, since he cites the specific requirement, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." Martin G. Collins Therefore whoever commits one sin is guilty of all. Let it be remarked, also, in respect to our being justified by obedience to the law, that no man can plead before God that he has kept all his law except in one point. It is parallel to verse 18 where it says, "not one jot or one tittle," the least things that are part of the law of God. James 2 :: New American Standard Bible (NASB) Strong's. Because they understood Ezekiel 20, and other sections of the Bible as well, they knew that a reason for the Jews' captivity was Sabbath-breaking. John W. Ritenbaugh Tools. Doumergue, /Jean Calvin, les hommes et les choses de son temps/, 1900-5. (Q)You do well; (R)the demons also believe, and shudder. The world does not think of immorality in terms of the Sabbath commandment, nor in terms of breaking the first, the second, the third, or the fourth commandment. History/, ii., chap. And yet offend in one point - In one respect; or shall violate any one of the commands included in the general word law. 10 For whoever keeps the whole 1law and yet astumbles in one point, he has become bguilty of all. xxix.-lxxxvii. Verse Thoughts. Mignet, /Etablissement de la reforme religieuse et constition du calvinisme a Geneve/, 1877. The Ten Commandments are a unity. Nearer our own time, Carlyle's Life of Cromwell reversed the judgment of history on Cromwell, …McAfee—Study of the King James Bible, Whether all Sins are Connected with one Another?Objection 1: It would seem that all sins are connected. 15 (I)If a brother or sister is without clothing and in need of daily food, 16 and one of you says to them, “(J)Go in peace, [c]be warmed and be filled,” yet you do not give them what is necessary for their body, what use is that? This daily newsletter provides a starting point for personal study, and gives valuable insight into the verses that make up the Word of God. What Must We Do When We Recognize Our Guilt? History/, ii., chap. For whosoever shall keep the whole law - All except the single point referred to. Their conclusions, though begun with good intentions, were worldly, and their keeping of the Sabbath, in that way, was just as wrong as the liberal tendencies that most of the world has toward the Sabbath. James 2:11-13. See what over 150,000 subscribers are already receiving each day. Sorry, an error was encountered while loading part of the book. For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it. 17 In the same way, (K)faith also, if it has no works, is [d]dead, being by itself. To break any part of it is to infringe on that will and therefore become guilty of sin, to become a sinner in principle against each individual law and the intent of the whole law. James also refers to the royal law as being the law of liberty. Paul also indicates it in Romans 7, where he explains that the conviction that he had broken the tenth commandment made him realize that he had broken the whole law. Is Jesus Christ altogether lovely? Matthew 23:23 What Must We Do When We Recognize Our Guilt. The whole law encompasses the entire will of God.To break any part of it is to infringe on that will and therefore become guilty of sin, to become a sinner in principle against each individual law and the intent of the whole law.Even under human justice systems, a person becomes a criminal by breaking just one law. That is human nature's thinking, not God's thinking. Get your church set-up with online giving, sermon streaming, and more in under 24 hours. 11 For He who said, “Do not commit adultery,” also said, “Do not commit murder.” James 2:10 NASB 10 For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles in one point, he has become guilty of all. Call us at 888-634-2038. Romans 10:1-3 If we want to be part of God's glorious Kingdom, we must face our guilt and overcome our sins. If one keeps the Sabbath, like the other commandments, it leads to freedom. In this, he parallels Christ and Paul, finding in love of neighbor the sum of the law and its true fulfillment. If people keep the eighth commandment, it keeps the world free of stealing. James 2:10, NLT: "For the person who keeps all of the laws except one is as guilty as a person who has broken all of God's laws." Therefore whoever commits one sin is guilty of all. We’ll send you a new verse every day to download or share. Your Faithlife account signs you in to all our sites. Mignet, /Etablissement de la reforme religieuse et constition du calvinisme a Geneve/, 1877. James 2:10-20 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 10 For whoever keeps the whole [ a]law and yet stumbles in one point, he has become guilty of all. Now we must add James 2:8 to our thinking. In Matthew 22:37-39, Christ tells us how we can fulfill His royal law—by keeping the two great commandments: “You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.” This is the first and great commandment. Please try again soon. They produced hundreds of laws in a vain attempt to try to keep people from breaking it, but they missed the point altogether. I am sure such an object as has been here represented, would compel love from the coldest breast and hardest heart.