Tuesday, February 12
Today's reading: James 2:14-26 (NLT)
Once we make the decision to follow God by placing our faith in Christ as our Savior, doing good works for God should naturally follow. In other words, once we enter into a personal relationship with God, there should be outward evidence of our decision. While James gives us several examples of this in James 2, what he writes in verse 18 explains this best:
"Now someone may argue, 'Some people have faith; others have good deeds.' But I say, 'How can you show me your faith if you don't have good deeds? I will show you my faith by my good deeds.'"
How would the people who know you best (family, friends, coworkers) describe you when it comes to your actions? Would they say you are a Christ follower because of how you act/behave and what you do for others? What "good work" will you do this week in your home, workplace, school, church or community so others will see Christ in and through you? Tami
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