Do What You Know

October 31st, 2012

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James 2:14-19

Spiritual maturity is primarily revealed through our thoughts, our words, and our actions. The Bible says that faith without works is dead. Therefore, a spiritually mature person should daily demonstrate his faith by actions consistent with his faith.

Noah demonstrated his faith by his obedience to the command of God to build an ark even before there was any evidence of rain. He could have said he believed, but he proved his belief by his action. Abraham’s faith was verified in that he set off at God’s command not knowing where he was going. As Peter stepped out of the boat and onto the water he validated his faith.

Jesus told us to let our light shine by our good works. Our love for God is to be more than words, it must be action too. Our faith is not only about knowledge, it is about action. It is more than educating our minds. It is about activating our hearts, our hands and feet.



4 Responses to “Do What You Know”

  1. N. George Utuk Says:

    October 31st, 2012 at 5:39 am

    The devotions have been of tremendous blessing. I thank for YIUR ministry. May God richly bless your work.

  2. Barbara Says:

    October 31st, 2012 at 9:22 am

    Have you ever heard the poem, “Children live what they learn?

    In 1 John 3:10. children of God do (“action”) what is right. However, Romans 3:22 states that righteousness comes through “faith” in Jesus.

    The seed of God in 1 John 3:9 does not continue to sin. Thus, in reading between the lines, a “seed” of faith is in those who have accepted Jesus as their Savior – their sins are forgivien. A germinated (spored from the Holy Spirit) seed “grows” in faith. It takes “faith” to follow the Holy Spirit’s lead to grow in discipleship (exercising the fruits of the Spirit & picking up the cross along side Jesus via the Holy Spirit) – righteousness that is by faith ).

    * Look up the definition of spored

  3. Barbara Says:

    October 31st, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Spores come from gymnosperms “naked seed” plants. They do “not” produce fruit. Thus, the word “spored” was used incorrectly. The Holy Spirit would germinate rather than spore.

    Refer to Matthew 7:16 on how we are to recognize false prophets. In reading between the lines, they are false because they do live as though they believe that they need to be clothed (Colossians 3:12).

    God’s creation is sooo. . . AWESOME!

  4. Barbara Says:

    October 31st, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    Correction – They do NOT believe they need to be clothed.

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