Scripture to Read: James 2:14-26
As we finish out this week on our obedience to our Lord Jesus Christ, another Scripture that fits right in is James 2:14-26. Sometimes people think, as they read James 2, that as God led James to write these verses that it almost sounds like our works save us. But God NEVER contradicts Himself, so we know that is not what God had James write. God wants us to know that our faith is counterfeit if there is not any evidence of our faith. We may talk a good talk, but if our life does not match our words, then God says our faith is dead (James 2:17). God led James to use Abraham as an example of living out his faith in God, and God also had James use Rahab as an example of someone who put her faith in God into action. Abraham and Rahab could not be two more opposites. Abraham is who God chose to bless (Genesis 12:1-3; Genesis 15:2-6) and to bring forth the Messiah, our Lord Jesus, through Abraham’s line of descendants. Rahab was a prostitute and would have been considered an outcast because she was a prostitute. But both Abraham and Rahab placed their faith in God and followed their faith by acting upon it in obedience to God. Our faith must be put into action every day. We must live in a manner that honors Him through what we say, do, and even think. Let’s be sure and live our faith out loud.
Challenge & Application
1. What did God teach you today about your faith?
2. How are you living your faith out loud?
Don’t forget to pray using the A.C.T.S. (Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication) method!