Day 26: Doers of the Word
Lord, may my children not just listen to Your truth, but act on Your truth. May my children have a desire to look intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continue to do this, not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it—so they will be blessed in what they do. (James 1:25)
It is easy to hear, harder to do. And yet faith without works is dead—not because we are earning our salvation by our works–that is impossible. It is by grace we have been saved, not from ourselves and our efforts. And yet, faith and works go hand in hand. Why? Because true faith demands response. When we truly get a glimpse of Who God really is, and what He has done for us, we can’t help ourselves. We must respond with good works and living truth.
The thing that trips us up is forgetfulness. That is why scripture is filled with reminders. That is why the Promise Land was filled with Stones of Remembrance. We are a forgetful people and we must make conscience efforts to remember the truth that changes everything. May it be so for us and for our children.