Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Lights, Camera, ACTION!
So faith by itself, if it has no works, is dead.
I have to agree with James. Actions speak louder than words. I can profess all the day long to be a Christian, but if people don't perceive me acting like one, how could I possibly hope to bring them to the faith? Admittedly, we are first saved by grace through belief in Christ Jesus and asking Him to be Lord of our lives but, if we truly love Him, we will do what He commanded: To love our neighbor as ourselves. And, that requires action! This is no couch-potato faith; it's a get-our-into-the-world-and-make-disciples-for-Him faith. As the Lord said: "Truly, I tell you, whatever you did for the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me." (Matthew 25:40) The world will know we are Christians by our love.
I will leave you today with this question to ponder: If faith is dead apart from works, are works dead apart from faith? There's something to contemplate! I look forward to seeing your thoughts and opinions on the comment feed here or on Facebook.
Blessings, my friends!
Psalms 26, 28 or 36, 39
1 Kings 8:65-9:9