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“In the same way, was not Rahab the harlot also justified by works when she received the messengers and sent them out by another way?” (James 2:25)

We do the best we can.  Well, those who act in the Lord are doing the best they can.  There are those who do nothing.  It is to these who James is talking about.  Those who are doing what they are called to do may find these things are not helpful.  But the warning goes out to those who are doing nothing because, well, they are doing nothing.  How often do you listen to those who do lots of talking, but actually do nothing?

Lord, grant that I would learn discernment so that when I see someone who talks, but does nothing, I would see and understand.  Jesus, You have taught me that I can see people’s faith through their works.  It is not their works that saves them, but You.  However, as saved people, they are living in the salvation You have given them.  Help me to see these things more clearly.

Thank You, Jesus, for making the walk on the road of faith possible.  Help me, dear Lord, to walk this day knowing that in You is all hope and the only future worth living.  Guide me according to Your purposes to see these things more clearly.  Help me put into action my own faith in order that I would be someone who does what You say and not just someone who loves to talk about it.  Amen.