Talk Is Cheap – James Chapter 2 Devotional 01/07/2017

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Talk is cheap…

James describes someone in need in chapter 2:15 and that there is no profit in just telling them to go in peace. What they really need is for your to obey the the law of the Gospel and cloth them when they are naked and feed them when they are hungry.

If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food,
And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit?  James 2:15-16 KJV

While it’s important to pray for those in need, it’s just as important, more important for us love them in action not just in words. James goes on to say in verses 19-20.

Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead? James 2:19-20 KJV

What you really believe will manifest in the way you live. You say you love your neighbors, then that should be demonstrated in the way you treat them. You say you love the poor, then cloth them and feed them. Even the devils believe in one God.

Does your life resemble someone who is a true follower of Christ, or is it just lip service?

God bless,
S.L. Ozbun

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Shawn L. Ozbun is an independent podcaster, author, and commentator on many biblical topics. Shawn is a student of the scriptures, ancient writings, Dead Sea Scrolls, and biblical Hebrew language. Above all, Shawn is passionate about furthering the Kingdom of God, and sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ.


  1. PAUL said in ROMANS 4:5…KJV..

    5 But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.

    Shawn, WORKETH NOT..that is one who has ZERO works.! That person by FAITH is counted for righteousness.!

    Somwhen JAMES wrote and taught that “faith without works is dead”..he condradicted what Paul said.! Paul led of JESUS CHRIST..taught by JESUS CHRIST..had it right.!

    Faith in Jesus results in Eternal Life..the works we do are then not our own but the Holy Spirit in us motivating us to do them. BUT that work is the Holy Spirit and a person may not be doing works that can be “seen of men” JESUS COMMANDED in Matthew 6:1,4..

    James not “seeing your works” would assume you’re not really a Christian. JAMES would “show the world his works” as JOHN 7:4 shows us. James told Paul to do the very same thing years later in Acts 21:23,24..”show the world you keep the Law Paul”.!!

    James was off track back then Shawn..but people today are too afraid to admit it.! Youll be called all sorts of names if you do.!

    I what..they treated Jesus far worse..but the truth is the truth.!

  2. Thank you Shawn,God Bless you & your family brother.May 2017 be the year we meet in Yeshua’s Kingdom.Love your work,shalom & Love mate 🙂

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      I would love it if 2017 is the year. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.

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