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James' verses today again are all so powerful... I am enjoying this book immensely. Chapter 1 Verse 27 is a great reminder to care for the poor amongst us - "Pure and lasting religion in the sight of God our Father means that we must care for orphans and widows in their troubles, and refuse to let the world corrupt us." Are you caring for those in their time of trouble? Are you refusing to let the world corrupt us? Do you care for orphans and widows?
James chapter 2 verse 17 is a famous one - "So you see, it isn't enough just to have faith. Faith that doesn't show itself by good deeds is no faith at all--it is dead and useless." Or, paraphrased, faith without works is dead. It's important of course to remember that works alone do not save us - only faith does through the grace of God. But, works naturally come through that saving faith. They are a natural by-product and demonstrate that we have a true and living faith.
Worship Video: Today’s readings remind me of Tauren Wells’ song "Until Grace:"
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Please join us in memorizing and meditating on a verse of Scripture today: "Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says." James 1:22 (NIV)
Prayer Point: Pray that you do not merely listen to the Word. Pray that you do what the Word says!
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