Daily Devotion

THE LABOUR OF FAITH

Kingdom prosperity is facilitated by the labour of Faith. In the recent years, many Christians have been advocating for a faith that does nothing because Jesus said it was finished, in the name of grace. However from Genesis to Revelations, we clearly see God and His people working and labouring to build the kingdom of God.

The Promised Land is before you but you must work to possess it. The milk and honey don’t flow in literal rivers. You have to milk the cows and harvest the honey all which is labour. Some times the cows will kick and the bees will sting but you must deal with all adversity to get your harvest.

The labour of Faith is the practical action that releases your faith. If you believe God has called you to be a medical doctor, your labour of Faith means faithfully labouring in the classroom and excelling in your academics. Kingdom prosperity is not for the lazy do nothings of this world. Let’s get busy with what God is revealing to us.

SCRIPTURE READING: James 2:14-26 What [does it] profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him? If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food, and one of you says to them, “Depart in peace, be warmed and filled,” but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what [does it] profit? Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. But someone will say, “You have faith, and I have works.” Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works. You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe—and tremble! But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without works is dead? Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered Isaac his son on the altar? Do you see that faith was working together with his works, and by works faith was made perfect? And the Scripture was fulfilled which says, [ “Abraham believed God, and it was] [ accounted to him for righteousness.”]And he was called the friend of God. You see then that a man is justified by works, and not by faith only. Likewise, was not Rahab the harlot also justified by works when she received the messengers and sent [them] out another way? For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.

DEVOTION PRAYER: Dear God, teach me to understand that faith without works is dead. May I grow in Your understanding of Faith to the glory of your name, amen.

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