Devo of the Week: James 2:17

“…faith by itself, if not accompanied by action, is dead.” Often this passage in James has been relegated to theological debate suggesting that James is opposed to Paul’s salvation by faith alone.  Does engaging in theological debate itself sometimes keep us from taking action and doing good deeds?  What kind of deeds would bring faith to life in us?  What kind of deeds does the book of James envision for us?  Lord, I don’t want to be on the sidelines, sitting the bench; I want to “live” the life you called me to.  Holy Spirit, direct my actions today.

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