Thursday, September 24, 2015

Saving Faith Is Never Alone

CALL TO PRAYER
This is the one to whom I will look, to the humble and contrite in spirit, who trembles at my word.
—Isaiah 66:2b
PSALM
The poor he raises from the dust;
he from the ash heap lifts
the needy. He, with princes of
his people, makes them sit.

—Psalm 113:7-8
Suggested tune (Warwick):
TEXT OF THE DAY
Faith by itself, if it has no works, is dead.
—James 2:17
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Remember that there is a wide and essential difference between being justified by faith only, and justified by that faith which is alone. True and saving faith is never alone; it worketh by love—by love to God, which is evinced by keeping his commandments, and by love to our fellow-creatures, which is shown by doing them good as we have opportunity.
—Thomas M'Crie
MORNING PRAYER
Lord of all power and might, the author and giver of all good things: Graft in our hearts the love of your Name; increase in us true religion; nourish us with all goodness; and bring forth in us the fruit of good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
—trad.

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