Tuesday, August 19, 2008

James 4:17

My Mother woke up this morning and told me God wanted me to read this scripture. Here it is so you don't have to find it: "Remember, it is sin to know what you ought to do and then not do it." I have the New Living Translation with the awesome footnotes where it explains things in my opinion, laymens terms. It says, "We tend to think that doing wrong is sin. But James tells us that sin is also not doing right. (These two kinds of sin are sometimes called sins of commission and sins of omission) It is a sin to lie; it can also be a sin to know the truth and not tell it. It is a sin to speak evil of someone; it is also a sin to avoid that person when you know he or she needs your friendship. You should be willing to help as the Holy Spirit guides you. If God has directed you to do a kind act, to render a service, or to restore a relationship, do it. You will experience a renewed and refreshed vitality to your Chrisitan faith.

Okay, God, I get it........

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