Week 18/Day 2: Obedience – Faith in Action

Memory Verse

Write the memory verse three times.

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

Have you considered the one act of faith you need to obey this week? If not, ask God to reveal what He desires for you to do.

Day 2

Read James 2:14-20

What is a sign of faith?

If faith does not lead to obedient action, what is it?

Are you willing to recognize faith without works is useless?

James gives a great illustration of futile faith, wishing someone well, but not actually doing anything to help them when you are able. Sometimes we use prayer as an excuse not to do anything. We’ll say “I’ll pray for you…” rather than doing what God may be pressing us to do.

This week, ask God to bless you with opportunities to work out your faith. When you see someone in need, if it is within your power and ability, do something to help. Even if all you can do is pray, offer to pray for them right then and there.

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