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DAY 122: "HAVE YOU DONE WHAT YOU KNOW TO DO?" (JAMES 4:17)

Good morning, my brothers and sisters in Christ.


James 4:17

If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn't do it, it is a sin for them.


Summary: Jared led a discussion on the importance of obedience and discipline. He emphasized that good intentions without corresponding actions are considered disobedience in God's eyes and used biblical references from Luke and James to illustrate this point. Jared also discussed how actions are required for salvation and used the parable of the house built on the rock to demonstrate this concept. He also emphasized the importance of mercy, obedience, and discipline according to Hosea 6:6. Throughout the discussion, Jared stressed the need to follow God's word precisely and expressed his love for the group.


Spiritual Discussion on Obedience and Discipline 0:00

Jared led a spiritual discussion, focusing on the importance of obedience and discipline. He referenced James 4:17, which states that it is a sin for a person who knows to do good but doesn't do it. Jared emphasized that good intentions without corresponding actions are considered disobedience in God's eyes. He cited examples from the Bible, such as King Saul's decision to offer a sacrifice without waiting for the prophet Samuel, to illustrate his point. The discussion concluded with Jared encouraging everyone to be disciplined, obedient, and unafraid of struggles.


Good Works: Importance and Cautions 5:39

Jared emphasized that good works, while not able to save someone, are essential and should be done from a genuine heart of faith. He warned against boasting about good deeds or neglecting to do what is right.


Faith and Actions: A Biblical Discussion 9:35

Jared led a discussion on the importance of actions concerning faith, using biblical references from Luke and James. He emphasized that hearing the gospel and having faith alone are not enough for salvation, as actions are also required. He referred to the parable of the house built on the rock in Luke 6, which symbolizes a firm foundation of faith, and the house built on the earth without a foundation, which represents a lack of faith. Jared also mentioned James 2:24, which states that a man is justified by works and not by faith only. The discussion concluded with the example of Abraham, who demonstrated both faith and works. The group agreed that faith and actions are interconnected, with actions being a demonstration of faith.


Spiritual Life and Leadership Lessons From the Bible 12:28

Jared discussed how the Bible showcases the shortcomings of its leaders, who were both obedient and disobedient. He referred to Samuel, Chapter 15, and the conversation between Samuel and Saul. Saul had disobeyed God's command to destroy the Amalekites, claiming to have only killed the Amalekites while the people took up the spoils. Jared used this example of Saul's undoing to promote the need for discernment and discretion in the spiritual life.


Hosea 6:6 Discussion on Obedience and Mercy 15:51

Jared led a discussion centered around the verse from Hosea 6:6. He emphasized the importance of mercy, obedience, and discipline, as well as the need to follow God's word exactly as it's given. He also led a prayer centered around the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Towards the end, he mentioned that he might have a reading session in the evening, though the details were not finalized.


In Christ, Love Jared W Campbell






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