Living Theology Thoughts
In verse 5, James says that if we lack wisdom, we are to ask of God for that wisdom. Then in verse 7, it says that the doubter should not expect to receive anything from the Lord because he is the the billowing sea. It is very interesting and beautiful how James brings together the thoughts on God the Father and the Lord Jesus in verses 1, 5 and 7. God the Father and God the Son are one. We are commanded to go the Father for His good gifts, and it is through His Son that we receive them!
This is a similar point that I made in Psalm 2:8. The Father says to the Son to ask of Him and He will give. Then, in the New Testament we find exhortations to ask of the Father and we will receive. I see two clear truths in this, 1) The Father gives gifts towards the Son, and 2) the Son calls us to trust in Him so that the Father will treat us like He does the Son.
The applications are many-faceted and astounding, and we can be confident that God will teach us these truths if we go to Him without a double-mindedness about Him. Therefore, ask God for wisdom as you meditate on these truths and find hope in the Anointed One, the Lord Jesus (Ps. 2 & Jas. 1:1, 7).