Sunday July 3, 2022

Sunday – July 3rd – James 2:23-24     -----     
23) And the Scripture was fulfilled which says, "Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness." And he was called the friend of God.
24) You see then that a man is justified by works, and not by faith only.
The Daily Walk Bible inspirational thought for today:
    Happy first Sunday in July! What a great inspirational thought for us to carry with us today as we worship and enjoy the extended weekend. As suggested, we can know a lot of things (much like James has been suggesting) but knowing doesn’t always equate to being. In the spiritual world when we make our decision to follow Jesus, and Jesus’ teachings, we are making a commitment to be obedient to God’s word, God’s way, and God’s will for our individual lives. We do not have the option to cho0se what we like and disregard what we don’t like. Such actions will display a spiritual ignorance and cause us to become disobedient to all that Jesus stands for as our savior. As we worship God today let us make room for the knowledge that we receive from God to become our acts of obedience.
    In our pick verses for today James rallies his call for faith to be validated by works when he lifts up the example of Abraham’s faith filled actions with Isaac. Abraham’s belief in God’s promises, provisions and providence created a trust that God would make the situation he was facing right before his eyes. In the only instance found in the Old Testament Abraham was identity as a friend of God. Not until Jesus made a similar statement directed to the disciples and all those who believe in Him had this friendship connection been stated. Verse twenty-four once again serves as a reminder that faith without works is a dead or incomplete faith. What a great day to reestablish our faith connection to God by being a servant to others.

   Pastor Jim
Monday – July 4th – James 2:25-26

*Tyndale. The Daily Walk Bible NLT (Kindle Location 34325). Tyndale House Publishers. Kindle Edition.

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