[CF Devotionals] 2020-07-18 - Do What It Says

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"Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says."--James 1:22 (NIV)

The Book of James contains lots of practical advice for Christians. James wrote this General Epistle to the early Christians, who were scattered by persecution. These new believers needed concrete information on how they were to act and live. James knew that they had heard the Gospel and knew the Law. What were they to do? James&rsqo; practical advice for them was to "Do what it says." Worship only God. Be humble. Obey God’s laws. Obey the laws of our local authorities and nation. Help those in need. Give of our earnings to further God’s Kingdom.

Today, we can take the same words and apply them to our lives. Unlike the early believers, we have the entire Bible to rely upon for instruction. We are frequently reminded of God’s expectations of how we are to live, with the advantage of learning about them in Sunday school, Bible study, and sermons. Like James’ early readers, we, too,are to "Do what it says."

[email richard] Richard Moser, Jr


All scripture references are from the New International Version (NIV) unless otherwise noted.

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