The Most Practical Way
When Faith Dies – Part 2
Scripture Reading: James 2:14-19
Key Verse: James 2:17
In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.
Yesterday we realized that the demons have faith but it is not the saving faith that is needed. Their faith stops with mental assent; no action required. We want to make sure our faith has not died! Look at your lifestyle to see if it is in line with God’s Word.
The Bible tells us our faith should cause us to care for the poor. Are you? The Bible tells us that we should visit the sick and imprisoned. Do you? The Bible tells us to take care of the widows and orphans. Is that part of your faith?
These faith actions should be a part of our lives on a continual basis. Even the pagans run to national disasters such as 9-11. But who will run to the lonely and forgotten? Our faith must carefully look for ways we can consistently help the least and the lost! Some can make money and share it with those that are serving hands on. Others can’t give money but can give their time. (We all should do our best to do a little of both.) The church works together—each one with their giftedness from God—to bless those that need our help!
Faith that is saving is faith that is impactful. It is action that can be felt and experienced. Let your faith shine to the glory of God today!
Father, I am yours. Use me as you will today. I’ll say yes to your nudges. Open my eyes to those you want me to bless. In Jesus’ name, amen.