And, And, And

AndIt’s a great question that the Apostle James asks: What good is it if a man claims to have faith but has no deeds? (James 2:14)

It simply doesn’t work! In fact, it’s a waste of time if all I do is—

  • Speak a blessing over someone’s life
  • Claim a promise in Scripture
  • Pray
  • Walk with God for years
  • Provide outstanding hospitality

“Faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead, James says a couple of verses later (v. 17). I need faith AND action

  • Speak the blessing AND be the blessing
  • Claim a promise AND act on it
  • Pray AND do
  • Walk with God AND bring others along with me
  • Entertain AND get out in the streets

“I will show you my faith by what I do!” (v. 18).

Faith and, and, AND works.

Heavenly Father, help me to get this right. I don’t want to preach it good or believe it strongly, unless I’m going to live it well, too.

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