What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds?
Faith is a verb; it requires action on your part. Faith in God prompts you to do something, it moves you to share the love of God not only by word but also by deed with those in need. (for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose. Philippians 2:13)
You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the LORD will give you, Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the LORD will be with you.
God knows the battles you face each day. You are not alone. If you want deliverance you need to give it all to God. You don’t have to be afraid, you don’t have to be discouraged, but you do have to stand firm in your faith. You can face tomorrow because the Lord is with you.
Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.
If you are listening to the word of God but not applying it to your life and expecting your life to change you’re fooling yourself. That would be like reading about a diet then eating junk food and expecting to lose weight. You have to apply it to your life, you have to change your habits and it has to be a way of life not just a Sunday event.
But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen.
Christianity is long-term, it’s for all eternity but we can’t just stay where we are today we must continue to grow in our relationship and faith in Jesus. Reading, studying and applying the Bible to your life will help you grow closer to Jesus Christ our Savior.
You, Lord, are forgiving and good, abounding in love to all who call to you.
I’m so grateful that we serve a forgiving God. If not for His forgiveness, grace, and mercy where would we be? He is ready to forgive us, He won’t hold back, all we have to do is come to Him with a sincere heart and ask to be forgiven through faith.
And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.
The dictionary defines love as an intense feeling of deep affection. But the Bible tells us that love is much more than a feeling, it’s the most important and greatest virtue of all. Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends.