In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.
James 2:17 NIV
Exercise Your Faith: Just Do It
So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin. James 4:17
This week’s spiritual discipline calls you to do what you know to the best of your understanding, by faith. Choose at least one thing you’ve failed to do because it doesn’t make sense, seems embarrassing, you don’t understand what it means, or you simply don’t think you have the time.
For example, if you have not been tithing because the math doesn’t add up, this week do it anyway. Tithe on this week’s income.
You know what is right. You know the excuses you’ve made. Go ahead. Write the note. Give the gift. Clean up someone else’s mess. Whatever it is…this week just do it!
Read Exodus 12:1-13
Count how many actions the Israelites were to take in following God’s command for Passover.
What happened to the families who did not act on God’s command?
What was the blood on the door?
The blood was a sign of obedience. God’s judgment passed over houses with the blood. No plague entered.
Read John 12:47-48
Why did Jesus come?
What is the sign of receiving Jesus?
Who will judge on the last day?
Jesus, the Lamb of God, came to save. Just like the blood of the Passover lambs protected from judgment, so does the blood of Jesus. Evidence of receiving Jesus is obedience to His Word.
Are there signs of receiving Jesus in your life? What are they?