Monday, March 6, 2017

Daily Fountain 2017 - Faith Without Works Is Dead

Monday March 6

Bible Reading:     James 2: 14 - 26

Topic:         Faith Without Works Is Dead

The passage before us today speaks about the place of good works in the Christian faith. It is hypocrisy to say that we have faith and yet fail to live in a way that demonstrates it.

Genuine faith will not only sympathize with those in need but reach out to help them in practical demonstration of God's love.

Failure to do this means that we are not paying attention to the works that demonstrate their faith (vs. 15 - 17)

Beloved, everyday is an opportunity to show God's love to the world.

As an Ambassador for Christ, making Him known to the world around you, which begins from your home is not all about preaching sermons or quoting many Bible verses to your hungry and destitute family members, colleagues, neighbours, friends e.t.c.

It also involves your practical demonstration of God's love by sharing with them what you can afford.

We learn from Jesus teaching in the parable of the Good Samaritan (Lk. 10: 30 - 37) that anyone with whom we can share the love of Christ in practical terms is our neighbour.

Nothing is too small to give, but it must be done in the Spirit of Christ.

Dear Lord, I thank You that You have given me resources to use and share. Give me grace to share with those in need in Jesus Name, Amen.

Memory verse:   James 2: 26
"For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also"

Source:     The Daily Fountain
(The Daily Devotional Guide of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion)

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