As far as nicknames go, there aren't many people who would want to be known as "Old Camel Knees." But that's exactly what James' friends respectfully called him. And the reason might surprise you, especially since his letter emphasizes the practical aspects of the Christian life.
Herbert Lockyer, in his book All the Men of the Bible, writes that James was a man who believed in the power of prayer.
“Because of his habit of always kneeling in intercession for the saints, over time his knees became calloused like a camel's; thus he became known as "The Man with Camel's Knees."
James was a man of action: a wise, diligent, practical thinking Christian. But he was also a man of prayer. He marched forward “on his knees,” taking heaven by storm with fervent, bold, effective prayer.
That is kind of prayer we should all long for and experience. And that’s our focus this Sunday as we conclude our sermon series, How to Wise Up!
Why not join us as we explore James, chapter 5, verses 13-20 to discover James' secret to a vibrant and effective prayer life.
See you Sunday!