Week of October 20 - Day 4

Day 4 Read: James 1:21

Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls. 

Reflect: How do you view the Bible? Do you highly value it? If so, how would someone know its value to you if they observed your life?

Consider: All immoral and moral behaviors are practices that are acquired rather than reflective of an “orientation.” Being moral is necessary, but it always involves intentional acts. This is even more the case with Christian action, for it is closely interwoven with personal faith, prayer, worship, fellowship, and the evangelistic mandate of Christ. Christian obedience is never fully habitual. It requires a daily “putting on Christ” for its realization. [1]

Respond: What has been your greatest challenge in submitting yourself to God’s Word, and how can you overcome that challenge?

[1] Kurt A. Richardson, James, vol. 36, The New American Commentary (Nashville: Broadman & Holman Publishers, 1997), 91.