Faith Requires Action
James 2:18 Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.
Look at these words of action:
Abide; I John 2:28 And now, little children, abide in him; stay in the Spirit.
Walk; Romans 8:4 That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
Resist; I Peter 5:9 Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.
Submit; James 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
Keep; Jude 21 Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.
Stir; II Timothy 1:6 Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.
Put; Ephesians 6:11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Forgive; Luke 17:3 Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him.
Judge; I Corinthians 11:31 For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.
Rebuke; I Timothy 5:20 Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear.
Reprove; Ephesians 5:11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.
Teach; II Timothy 2:24-26 24And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, 25In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; 26And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.
Love; I John 4:7-21 7Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. 8He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
It is not always easy to do all these things. God is also patient with us as well as with those who walk in darkness. Grace is these commands upon our hearts and us performing them according to his word.
Father let grace by Your word, bring us to perfection of the Spirit. Acting on Your precepts of love, justice, and righteousness, by the blood of Your Son, influence of His Spirit, and Your love upon our hearts.
Halle lu YAH!