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Faith and Deeds

14 What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? 15 Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. 16 If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? 17 In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.

18 But someone will say, “You have faith; I have deeds.”

Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds.19 You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that—and shudder.”

 

It is easy for people to say “I have faith, I know He will do it”  and then they return home to their sofa to twiddle their thumbs and wait for the promise.

Well, while that is ok to some extent that you have faith to say that with or without you God can do what he wants…

God wants to see that we really believe we do this by showing Him our faith in Him by our deeds.

Faith without works is dead.

God promised you financial increase in this season?

Great!

Show Him you believe by your deeds …

Sit down and write out those expenses, see what you have coming in and going. Make yourself a wise steward over the little so when the increase comes you won’t be foolish in handling it.

He promised to make you the head and not the tail, then show Him now that you believe in His promise that He will complete that perfect work in you by walking in it.

Declare over yourself God’s greatness, don’t walk as a double-minded man but let your “yes” be a “yes” and your “no” be a “no”.

God loves deeds that are influenced by faith.   

That not only says

“God I trust your going to do it”

but it also says

“God here is what I am going to do to show that you I know you are going to do what you said”

and He will most definitely honor it.

God says today, “He finds it pleasing, it is a sweet aroma to Him to see His children who believe and are inspired enough to act out the fulfilled ahead of time!”

 “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen”

Give God something to honor on today and show Him that you believe.

 

  

Faith and Deeds (scripture continued) …..

14 What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? 15 Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. 16 If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? 17 In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.

18 But someone will say, “You have faith; I have deeds.”

Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds.19 You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that—and shudder.

20 You foolish person, do you want evidence that faith without deeds is useless[d]? 21 Was not our father Abraham considered righteous for what he did when he offered his son Isaac on the altar? 22 You see that his faith and his actions were working together, and his faith was made complete by what he did. 23 And the scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness,”[e] and he was called God’s friend. 24 You see that a person is considered righteous by what they do and not by faith alone.

25 In the same way, was not even Rahab the prostitute considered righteous for what she did when she gave lodging to the spies and sent them off in a different direction? 26 As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead.

 

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