James 1:7

7 Don't think you're going to get anything from the Master that way,

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 If you don't know what you're doing, pray to the Father. He loves to help. You'll get his help, and won't be condescended to when you ask for it.
6 Ask boldly, believingly, without a second thought. People who "worry their prayers" are like wind-whipped waves.
7 Don't think you're going to get anything from the Master that way,
8 adrift at sea, keeping all your options open.
9 When down-and-outers get a break, cheer!