Living Our Faith

posted Jul 22, 2018, 2:54 PM by web feat
A common challenge all Christians face is this: how can we actually live our faith, and not just talk about it? James gives us some very practical guidance:

Lead with your ears, follow up with your tongue, and let anger straggle along in the rear. God’s righteousness doesn’t grow from human anger... Don’t fool yourself into thinking that you are a listener when you are anything but, letting the Word go in one ear and out the other. Act on what you hear!

....Anyone who sets himself up as “religious” by talking a good game is self-deceived. This kind of religion is hot air and only hot air. Real religion, the kind that passes muster before God the Father, is this: Reach out to the homeless and loveless in their plight, and guard against corruption from the godless world. (From The Message by Eugene Peterson, James 1:19-27)

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