Faith and Action
James gives us another illustration with the story of Rahab, the prostitute, (Joshua 2 & 6) who hid the Israelite spies and sent the city soldiers in a different direction when they were searching for the spies. She had heard about the exploits and the miracles of the God of Israel and believed that the Israelites would conquer her city of Jericho. She in faith helped the spies and asked in return that she and her household/family be saved. The spies made an agreement with her and when the day came, all of Jericho and its people were destroyed except for her and her family/household.
Rahab had faith in what she had heard and acted on her faith. Her actions saved her and her family and her actions were considered righteous. She later married an Israelite named Salmon and became the great great grandmother of King David. Through David’s line, Jesus was born.
As the body needs the spirit to live and grow, faith needs participating action to live and grow. Otherwise, that faith alone produces nothing and is dead. Consider incorporating your faith into your daily actions, such as applying for more job opportunities as you pray for a new career path, or creating a detailed workout plan to promote physical well-being. By actively working towards your beliefs, you can strengthen your faith.
Closing Prayer: Heavenly Father, bless me today to be a light to others. Bless me to have an attitude of joy and gratitude. Bless me to seek You and seek You with all my heart. Guide me and use me for Your great plan for my life. I want to know You more and I hunger to be in Your presence every single day. Thank You for loving me always and unconditionally no matter what and for the great day You have ahead of me in Jesus name Amen.
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