2014-11-15 - Do It
James 1:22 "Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says."
The book of James contains a lot of practical advice. Much of James' instruction falls under the category of putting our faith into action. Today's verse falls into that category. James is telling us not to just read and listen to the word of God. We are to put it into action. We are to "Do what it says."
How do we accomplish this? We help others in whatever ways we can. We feed the poor, comfort those suffering, and pray for the suffering. God puts opportunities in our daily lives to put our faith into action. We each have been given different talents and abilities that we can use to put our faith into action and help others. We are to "do it."
Richard Moser, Jr
All scripture references are from the New International Version (NIV) unless otherwise noted.