Wednesday, September 2, 2009

.good deeds show true faith.

"You say you have faith, for you believe that there is one God.  Good for you! Even the demons believe this, and they tremble in terror.  How foolish!  Can't you see that faith without good deeds is useless?" 
James 2: 19-20

.saying you have faith is not enough.  Even the demons believe God exists.  So how then do we actually show God that we believe? that we are faithful? that we know He came to save? that He loves?  We show him!  We have to show the Lord with our deeds that we are faithful. 
Let me clarify why we should show Him - because it is not by our deeds we get to heaven it is through our faith.  We do not do good in order to earn salvation, we don't do good to get on the Lords good side, we can't work hard to get to heaven.  We should do good deeds in order to show the Lord that we are truly faithful.  We do them in order to show Him that we believe.  Our good actions and good works are showing the Lord that we are transformed through Him alone.  Our actions are showing God that we have faith.  what are you showing the Lord through your actions?

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