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May 15 Devotion: Our Actions

Our Actions

1 John 3:17-18 [17] But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him? [18] My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.

James 2:14-18 [14] What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him? [15] If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, [16] And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit? [17] Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. [18] Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.

Ever heard the phrase, “With friends like that who needs enemies?” Maybe you’ve looked at someone who claims they love or care about someone, yet they treat them like dirt. We have 2 separate authors talking about our actions. We can claim we care about someone, but what do our actions say so? We say we want revival, but what do our actions say? We can claim to be a Christian, but do our actions show that? Words are easy to say, but it’s our actions that tend to show our true feelings. We live in a society that is quick to use our words to just say whatever we want to get our way. However, our actions tend to show otherwise. We are quick to point at politicians as saying one thing, but then doing something different. Yet, we tend to do the same thing in our everyday lives. Think about the current situation in the world. We got all upset when churches were closed, because according to our words we say it’s essential. What did our actions say? How quick were we to skip a service for any reason? So how essential did our actions say church was? If we want to see revival, or see a lost world be saved, then it begins with our actions, and not our words. What are your actions showing those around you?

God bless you today! Bro. Josh Richardson

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