Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn’t do it, sins. — James 4:17
Thoughts on Today’s Verse….
Jesus taught this principle when he healed on the Sabbath (Mark 3:1-7) and told the parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:29-37). Our Lord made it clear that to neglect to do a good deed for another in need, even if we had a religious excuse for not doing it, was to do evil. Let’s be a people known for doing good deeds and sharing kindness. Let’s not let any excuse, especially a religious excuse, interfere with our glorious and holy opportunities to serve others in the name of Jesus.
Dear Father, please use me today to bless someone in need so that they may know your grace and so that Jesus, your Son and my Saviour, will be glorified. In Jesus’ sweet and precious name I pray. Amen.