Faith And Action

How The Israelites Used To Reach Forgiveness

Read Matthew 5: 17-20, gives a good explanation of the Law’s design and purpose (see John 1:17). I encourage you to take a look at it before going on for it gives a wonderful insight to these next sections. There were very strict guidelines back then about obedience and forgiveness for wrongdoing. This process pointed toward the future offering once and for all, Jesus Christ. Rahab’s faith and action were part of God’s big plan.

The Lie And The Law

Because the people of Jericho had not received the Lords Commandments (see Exodus 20:2-17), there was no measure of righteous or unrighteous living in that city. Therefore, Rahab’s lie would not have been counted against her. However, her faith and action was the key to her saving herself and her family.

We are all Imperfect

Read Romans 3:23-25

But We Can Be Set Free From Sin

Read James 1:22-25

What are we commanded?

What visual is used to describe hearing but not listening?

Fill in these blanks in verses;

V.22: But don’t just listen to _______  _______.

V.25: But if you look carefully into the ____________  _______ that _______  you _________.

What is promised?

James 2:14-26 and James 5:3-12 talk about Faith without _________. Read them, write them out, and reflect on what you think faith and works means. How can you apply this to your everyday life?

Rahab is also mentioned in James 2:25, what does it say about her?

So, the Word became human and made his home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen his glory, the glory of the Father’s one and only Son. John 1:14

Anyone who belongs to God listens gladly to the words of God. But you don’t listen because you don’t belong to God John 8:47

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