James 1:7

7 That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord.

James 1:7 Meaning and Commentary

James 1:7

For let not that man think
Imagine, conclude, or please himself with such thoughts,

that he shall receive anything from the Lord;
wisdom, or anything else, he is seeking after; for wanting faith, he has nothing to receive with; faith is the grace, which receives the Lord Jesus Christ himself, and all grace from him; which receives a justifying righteousness, pardon of sin, adoption of children, and even the everlasting inheritance, at least, the right unto it; wherefore those who have not faith, as the wavering man, cannot receive any thing.

James 1:7 In-Context

5 Now if any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives to all generously and without criticizing, and it will be given to him.
6 But let him ask in faith without doubting. For the doubter is like the surging sea, driven and tossed by the wind.
7 That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord.
8 An indecisive man is unstable in all his ways.
9 The brother of humble circumstances should boast in his exaltation;