8 Draw near to God and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts,2 you double minded. [James tells those in the churches who are still sinning to purify their hearts by drawing near to God; which occurs by persistently and patiently waiting on Him, listening and obeying what you hear the Lord command you.]
|Ezekiel 34:22-24 |
22 Therefore I will save my flock, and they shall no more be a prey; and I will judge between sheep and sheep.
23 And I will set up one shepherd over them and he shall feed them, even my servant David [Jesus as the descendant of David]; he shall feed them and he shall be their shepherd.
24 And I the LORD will be their God and my servant David [Jesus] a prince among them; I the LORD have spoken it.