By Living Better on March 2, 2022

Daily Devotional

Our scripture for the Daily Devotional today is taken from James 1:19-25. The only people that we fool are ourselves. God sees and knows the motives and thoughts behind our actions and the people around us see right through it too!

“My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, 20 because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires. 21 Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.

22 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. 23 Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror 24 and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. 25 But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it—not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it—they will be blessed in what they do.”

Don’t deceive yourself

Deception is effective when the people being deceived are not fully aware of the truth. They give others the benefit of the doubt, giving grace and leeway because they don’t know the full story. How then can we deceive ourselves since we know the truth, the motive, and the thoughts?

So let us not beat around the bush and attempt to deceive each other. Speaking honestly and frankly, many of us willingly forget the precepts, laws, and commands of God when it pleases us. We are always looking to bend the rules for ourselves while holding a firm line with others.

Let us apply and do the will of the Lord. Many of us have heard and known the truth for many years, so let’s give up the excuses and do what we know is right. Go out today and live the life that God has called you to!

Let’s Pray

Dear Father, 

Thank you that You have been so patient with me in my selfish and sinful ways. I know Your laws and commands, and so today I commit to just doing them!

In Jesus’s Name,

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