It’s called “common” sense, but alas, in real life, it is very uncommon.
One reason I love D. L. Moody is because he had a great deal of common
sense and no time for pious foolishness, as today’s attached devotional
shows. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
James 2:26 (ESV)
26 For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, so also faith apart from works is dead.
“…Moody was on a ship that was crossing the Atlantic Ocean one night when it caught on fire, and they formed a bucket brigade to pass ocean water to the scene of the fire. One man in the line turned and said, ‘Mr. Moody, don’t you think we should retire from the line and go down and pray?’
“‘You can go and pray if you want to,’ Moody replied, ‘but I’m going to pray while I pass the buckets.’” [Stan Toler, God Has Never Failed Me, But He Sure Has Scared Me to Death a Few Times, (Colorado Springs, CO: Honor Books, 2001), p. 16-17]