Do Good - Weekly Devotional
This week's focus: Do Good
As the church, we are called to take action and do good. The honesty in this verse (James 4:17) is convicting. How many times do we know what the right thing to do is but instead of taking action, we avoid it or make excuses or pass the responsibility off to someone else, assuming they will step up?
It’s interesting that James calls the absence of action sin. It is not that he is “calling them out” for actively doing something wrong, but for passively ignoring to do what is right. Take some time to consider what responsibility you, your church, and your community have in taking action during the election season. If you know what the right thing to do is, how can you take that first step and start putting that into practice?
James 4:17 (NIV)
"If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn't do it, it is sin for them."
In Your Prayers, Also Remember:
- Father, convict our hearts to see what areas in our life You’re calling us to do good in but we’ve been avoiding it. Help us be bold and take action. Help us use our voices and our votes to do good. Give us the courage not to sit on the sidelines but to be part of the work You are doing in our community and in our country.
- Galatians 6:10 says, "Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers." One of our taglines at My Faith Votes is "Do Good Go Vote". Pray for Christians to see the importance of using their vote to be a voice in their community, their state, and in our nation to "do good."
We want to see God honored in America, and we pray for an unprecedented spiritual awakening.
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