Faith in Action
welcome to the days and courage meant from our daily bread our reading titled faith in action was written by an cetus
 a tornado blew through a community on a June evening in 2021 destroying a family's Barn it was a sad loss because the barn had been on the family property since the late eighteen hundreds as John and Barbie Girl by on their way to church the next morning they saw the damage and wondered how they might help so they stopped and learned that the family needed assistance to clean up turning their car around quickly they headed back home to change clothes and return to stay for the day to clean up the mess the violent winds had created they put their faith into action as they serve the family
 and James to James said that faith without Deeds is dead he gives the example of Abraham who in obedience followed by God when he didn't know where he was going James also mentions Rahab who showed her belief in the god of Israel when she hid the spies who came to check out the city of Jericho is someone claims to have faith but has no Deeds it does them no good faith is the root good works are the fruits comments Matthew Henry and we must see to it that we have both God doesn't need our Good Deeds but our faith is proven by our actions
 today's our daily bread devotional scripture reading is from James chapter 2 verses 14 through 26
 what good is it my brothers and sisters if someone claims to have faith but has no Deeds can such Faith save them suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food if one of you says to them go in peace keep warm and well-fed but does nothing about their physical needs what good is it in the same way Space by itself if it is not accompanied by action is dead but someone will say you have faith I have Deeds show me your faith without deeds and I will show you my faith by my Deeds you believe that there is one God good even the demons believe that and shutter you foolish person do you want evidence that faith without Deeds as useless was not our Father Abraham considered righteous for what he did when he offered his son Isaac on the altar you see that his face and his actions were working together and his faith was made complete by what he
 and the scripture was fulfilled that says Abraham believed God and it was credited to him as righteousness and he was called God's friend you see that a person is considered righteous by what they do and not by faith alone in the same way was not even Rahab The Prostitute considered righteous for what she did when she gave lodging to the spies and sent them off in a different direction as the body without the spirit is dead so faith without Deeds is dead
 let's pray
 father may I have faith in you and our love for you be expressed and how we serve others today help us to see the need and be moved to meet the need as you enable us thank you Lord It's in Jesus name we pray amen
 thanks for listening today my name is Rochelle traube and today's encouragement was provided by Our Daily Bread Ministries