Monday, April 25, 2016

James, Day 1 Readings

Faithful Action   

Today's reading is the beginning of James, which provides several examples of how true faith is not simply a matter of belief, but of action.  Christians should live and behave in particular ways that show the transformation of their lives through faith in Jesus.

In this opening, James suggests several ways that faith should be obvious from action: endurance in the face of the world's temptations, generosity, and the wisdom of listening instead of always speaking.

Read James 1:1-27  (NIV)   (NRSV)   (CEB)
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Reading the Bible in Its Entirety

If you are planning to read the Bible in its entirety, you should read James 1 today.