James 1:1

James says ‘Hello’

1 This letter is from me, James. I am a servant of God and the Lord Jesus Christ.

1:1James is the brother of Jesus, but he describes himself as a servant of Jesus Christ. Christians should be servants too. In those days, servants were not free. They had to do everything that their master wanted. Some masters were bad and some were good. Christians are servants of God. He is the best master that anyone could have.

I am writing to the 12 tribes of God's people who live in many different parts of the world. I say ‘hello’ to all of you.

1:1This may mean all believers, wherever they live. There were 12 tribes of Israel in the Old Testament. They were God's people. Now all Christians are God's people.