9/15/14 Daily Devotion

James 2:14-16 What good is it, my brothers, if a man claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save him? Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to him, “Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it?

Deeds are not our saving grace; our saving grace is the shed blood of Jesus which was spilled to cover the sins of the world. Is it possible, however, to be saved and not serve? While deeds do not bring about salvation, they are a direct result of our salvation. If we have truly been saved from the clutches of our sins, we will have the desire to see that the same happens for others. We will do whatever we can to see that the message of the church is extended into the world. Without those who have been washed by the blood, serving in the church would be lost, the world would be lost. This world needs more people willing to stand up for what they believe by demonstrating its impact on their lives, and that’s what serving is all about; we serve because God first served us through His Son, Jesus.

Prayer Starter:

Lord, help me become willing to serve You not as a means of receiving salvation, but as a way to show my gratitude for all that You have done in my life.

Dr. Jeff Krupinski

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