Job said, 'But God knows the way that I take, and when he has tested me, I will come out like gold.' Job (NCV) God is not interested in watching our faith get torpedoed.
God desires that our faith would be 'approved.' A student who is accepted by the admissions office of a college can say, 'I am a student.' But until that person takes tests and exams, no one can actually affirm that he is worthy of the name 'student.' They only way to determine the validity of a student’s work is to see the performance on exams. You don’t know what’s inside of them until you drop them in hot water.
Regarded by many as the most important critical commentary on this portion of God's Word. Our readers had better make similar discourses of their own—if they can." (Ed: click it = it's free online) These concise studies faithfully expound the Greek text and provide a solide foundation for a series of message.
Works of this nature are rare and should obtained and used by every Bible-teaching preacher. Volume 1 and 2) Spurgeon comments - "A very useful, scholarly, and readable book." Cyril Barber: First published in English in 1871.
(The Minister's Library, Vol 1) 150 pages on James 1! An exhaustive work, as far as the information of the period admitted. Cyril Barber: First published in 1693, these exhaustive studies highlight the special relevance of this epistle to the situations facing the church. Volume 1) Joseph Mayor The Epistle of James The Greek Text with Introductory Notes and Comments James Rosscup: First issued in 1892, this commentary of more than 600 pages gives the reader almost 300 pages in introductory explorations about the identity of the writer James, the date (he says near the end of the A. 40’s), the relations to other New Testament books, grammar and style, etc.