Speaker: Steve Pettit - Isolation is a time of testing and temptation. We discover that we are more sinful than we thought and that we are not as spiritual as we thought. It’s a time of self-discovery! But we’re not the first Christians to experience social isolation. When James wrote his letter, he wrote to Christians in the dispersion, or spread out throughout the Roman empire. They too were isolated. So James opens his letter with some wisdom and instruction for all Christians in times of testing. May God give us hearts of wisdom during these times of testing.