God's Truth for Trying Times - 8/14/21


God’s Truth for Trying Times - 8/14/21


We need God’s truth in trying times. Read the Scripture passage, think about what it is saying, then pray; by yourself or with your household. Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly (Col. 3:16).


READ: James 2:18

But someone will say, "You have faith and I have works." Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works. [James 2:18 ESV]


CONSIDER: The person who says I will show you my faith by my works basically says I will live to the glory of God and there will be evidence that I know Jesus. It is impossible to prove that you are a believer without any fruit or proof of God's Spirit at work.


THINK: What does this declare about God? What are God’s people being called to do? What assurance is given? How does the Word of God transform our hearts and lives and relationships?