Senior Living - February 11

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The importance of giving substance to your faith

As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead. - James 2:26

A young boy, on an errand for his mother, had just bought a dozen eggs. As he walked out of the store, he tripped and dropped the sack, breaking every egg he had bought. The sidewalk was a mess, and the little boy tried not to cry. So a few people gathered to see if he was okay and to tell him how sorry they were.

In the midst of all the “I’m sorry”s and everyone making sure the boy was okay, one man handed the boy a quarter. Then he turned to the group and said, “I care 25 cents worth. How much do the rest of you care?”

That little story is a strong parallel to many people today, isn’t it? You see, some tend to pity Jesus and say things like, “He was such a noble teacher,” and, “What a brave thing to die for what you believe.” However, when it comes to actually putting their money where their mouth is, that’s where their devotion stops.

The Bible says that faith is of the utmost importance. But faith itself is only proven when there are works behind it like giving your money, your time, and even your very life to Christ. So instead of just giving Jesus your words, give Him your works and add substance to your profession of faith!

Prayer Challenge

Ask God to empower you to add substance to your faith by giving your money, your time, and even your very life to Christ every day!

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