Lecture 4, Wisdom for the Asking:
It is common knowledge that in today’s world of consumerism nothing is free. When we see something that looks like a good deal, we tend to think that it’s too good to be true. If a person gives something away, we tend to assume either that what is being given away is not very good or that we are being lured into some type of deception. Sadly, we also adopt this mindset in our relationship with God. Rather than freely receive good gifts from God, we try to earn them. As we examine James 1:5, we will see that God is eager to give spiritual blessings to those who ask.