Friday, September 3, 2010

The Friday Figure

The Friday Figure this week comes from the book of James.  James is fond of metaphor and simile.  Chapter one alone contains several of each figure.  Below is the first simile from James chapter 1.
James 1:6 But ask in faith, never doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind.
Similes draw a comparison of one thing to another usually using the words "as" or "like." The simile is great for conjuring up images in the mind.  From this simile one can just picture the waves of the ocean and their mindless drifting, being completely at the mercy of the wind.

See what other similes you can find in James .

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