The Book of James: Faith That Works – Week 6

February 12, 2023

James 4:14-17

Life is short no matter how long we live.  Don’t be deceived into thinking you have lots of remaining time to live for Christ, to enjoy your loved ones, or to do what you know you should.  Love for God today!  Then, no matter when you life ends, you will have fulfilled God’s plan for you.

We tend to think that doing wrong is sin. But James tells us that sin is also not doing right.  It is a sin to lie; it can also be a sin to know the truth and not tell it.  It is a sin to speak evil of someone, it is also a sin to avoid him when you know he needs your friendship.  We should be willing to help as the Holy Spirit guides us.  We should also pray that we do not sin by neglecting to do what is good and right.