To follow Jesus well, we need faith that is marked by action—belief that leads to obedience. Yet we battle our sinful nature every day. In the book of James, the author gives us practical pieces of wisdom and challenges us to examine the authenticity of our faith. As we begin this new series in James, we pray for courage to look into the mirror of God’s Word, allow our faith to be tested, and grow in wholehearted devotion to God.
What good is it, dear brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but don’t show it by your actions? Can that kind of faith save anyone?
These daily readings will help prepare you for the upcoming teaching you will hear this weekend at Grace Church. These passages will create some context for the sermon by showing you Scriptures the teacher might be quoting and some passages that contain related ideas. Our hope is that as you follow this reading plan, it will help you become more defined and directed by Scripture.
If you are wise and understand God’s ways, prove it by living an honorable life, doing good works with the humility that comes from wisdom.