Today we read the last chapter of the letter of James and one chapter of Ezekiel.
James 5 begins with a stern warning to rich oppressors, much like Old Testament teaching, but this letter is to the Jews in dispersia. James told them to be patient, persevere, meet each other’s need and above all do not swear, but let their yes be yes and their no be no. If anyone is sick, call in the elders and pray for him. ” The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” Bring back erring brothers. “Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.”
Ezekiel 32 is a lamentation for Pharaoh and Egypt. Egypt and others will go down to the pit.