“The Man in the Mirror”
This week, James challenges us to take a good look at ourselves as believers and ensure we are walking the walk, not just talking the talk. We must practice what the Word of God says. James says do not forget, meaning do not overlook what God says, but intently inspect it and apply it to your life. Obey what it says and find a life of abundance.
N.T. Wright summed up the challenge of James well, “God’s law restricts your ‘freedom’ in some ways, but opens up far greater, genuine freedoms in all other ways. The word must go to work. When that happens, God’s blessing – that is, God’s enrichment of your life in all kinds of new ways – will surely follow.” The word must go to work. Obedience is abundance.
Read. The. Bible.
Grab one for free in the Capital bookstore, or download the Bible app for free on your phone. Inspect the Word, apply it to your life, let your behavior, relationships, and blessings be transformed.
I will walk about in freedom, for I have sought out your precepts.
Primary text: James 1:22-27
Other texts in this message: Hebrews 4:12-13, Jeremiah 31:33, Psalm 119:45
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