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When my wife and I visited the Tower of London and saw the royal jewels, we noticed that the crowd was kept moving—and the guards stood still. They were constantly watching the visitors; nothing could move them from their appointed places. Similarly,
you and I are helping to guard the “precious faith,” and we must not be moved by the wiles of Satan nor the praises of men.

Too many Christians today emphasize guarding the truth, but downplay living the truth. One of the best ways to guard the truth is to put it into practice. It is good to be defenders of the faith, but we must not forget to be demonstrators of the faith. Lazarus did not have to give lectures on the resurrection. People had only to look at him and they believed. It is not enough to believe the truth and guard it; we must also practice it. If we hear the Word, but do not obey it, we are only fooling ourselves.

Today’s verse: “Be ye doers of the Word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves”
(James 1:22).

Also: James 1:23-27; 1 John 3:21-22, 24; 5:2-4.

Action assignment: Ask God to help you list five ways you can show your faith through obedience to His Word. List them here:


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