Thank you, Tammy, for that GREAT lesson and lesson title!
After being out of church for two weeks, it is GREAT to have been back last Sunday and today!! I REALLY missed being there learning to be closer to God.
What a GREAT day to return to Bible Study!! THE ROAD TO HELL IS PAVED WITH GOOD INTENTIONS! How true is that??! Although, I bet not many of us have looked at it that way…
Faith and Deeds–14 What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? 15 Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. 16 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? 17 In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.
Seems kind of like common sense doesn’t it?!? How many of us FAIL to do these things, though. We wish others well, but this is meaningless if we are not doing something to help.
If there were a naked man standing on the side of the road, and you stopped to see if he were ok, would you leave the man standing naked?? Or, would you take some clothes from your suitcase and clothe him?
The same must be in done is ALL circumstance. Even if they only thing we have to give in a given situation is prayer, it could be the one thing they need the most!
My Daddy always told me that there was never a viable excuse NOT to do the right thing. Going to church for example: I don’t feel like getting out of bed, all dressed up, and driving ALL THE WAY TO CHURCH. Dad’s response: That’s the devils talking.
Just because we can rationalize why it’s ok for us NOT to do the right thing, doesn’t mean that it is ok. We must work, DAILY, to become better and better people. When we mess, because we will mess up, we ask GOD for forgiveness.
Anytime that little voice says, “it’s ok to skip church” or “you are already out of the store…you didn’t MEAN to steal it” it’s the devil leading you in the wrong direction…little by little. He will pick and pull whenever he gets the chance… We must PUSH BACK! It’s not always the EASIER path, but it will be the more rewarding path.
Our new book is called Yes! Lord, I Have Sinned, but I Have Several Excellent Excuses by James W. Moore.
Though I have not actually started READING the book, based off of today discussion, it is going to be another good one. 🙂
More to come I am sure!!
***McCrazy Daily Lesson: We can best show others the love of God by loving them ourselves.***