Posted by Jimmy Spencer
Often, I am guilty of waiting to hear from God. I could just imagine what He’d really say: “Really, buddy? Why don’t you pick up that book called The Bible that’s been sitting next to your TV remote.”
So, when I grabbed my Bible and decided to read The Letter of James, I shouldn’t have been surprised that everything He had to tell me was already perfectly worded and set to be read. On this night, it was through James that God spoke to me. “Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says” (James 1:22).
This was an idea that was plugged into me during the beginning of my faith journey – the idea that it was not enough to just be a
Christian, rather that we must act as Christians. Later in James, this concept is one again slammed home. “What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them?” (James 2:14). Continue reading