26 “26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.
Today’s Inspiration: For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead. James 2:26. If Daniel did not seek God for interpretation he would not have got his promotion so easily. Whether you work in the secular or church, you still need to seek God for direction for you never know when the suddenly may come against you with your complacency. Like the scripture says, you do not know what will happen tomorrow for your life is like vapour that appears for a little time that vanishes away. James 4:14.
So why complain, argue and boast? Boasting in arrogance is evil. V16. Recently many have suffered casualties and are still fighting desperately to overcome. Only yesterday a sister shared that her manager had an accident and suffered broken ribs and will be on m.c. for quite a while. Therefore be watchful and pray.
Hebrews 4:7 Today if you will hear His voice, do not harden your heart as in the day of rebellion. This was also written in 3:7 and 14. This means action should be taken today. Yesterday is gone and tomorrow may not exist. It is important to heed His voice.
Micaiah the prophet warned King Ahab that he should not go to Ramoth Gilead but he did not take heed but listened to the lying spirit of the false prophets and lost his life. 2 Chronicles 18:20, 33-34. It was in God’s plan to kill him to fulfill the prophecy of prophet Elisha. It is written that no one can restrain His hand. He did according to His will in the army of Heaven and among the descendants of the earth. Daniel 4:35. He put down those who walk in pride. V36.
Therefore we should no longer continue to be entangled with our old habits but live a new life with Christ now that you are a new creation.