Saturday, October 12, 2013

Be Doers of the Word


Hearing and Doing the Word - Be Doers of the Word.. Obedience as a test of true faith.

Life whispers listen closely. Old woman said don't make god hit you with a two by four, just listen to the word, keep/save and do/act/work. Obedience as a test of true faith.

But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. James 1: 22 ESV

Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Matthew 7: 21 ESV

Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I tell you? Luke 6: 46 ESV

But he said, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!” Luke 11: 28 ESV

For it is not the hearers of the law who are righteous before God, but the doers of the law who will be justified. Romans 2: 13 ESV

Beloved, I am writing you no new commandment, but an old commandment that you had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word that you have heard. 1 John 2: 7 ESV

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And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. 27 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it. Matthew 7: 26 - 27 ESV

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Faith Without Works Is Dead

What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him?If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good (Or benefit) is that? So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works. You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe—and shudder! Do you want to be shown, you foolish person, that faith apart from works is useless? James 2: 14 - 20 ESV

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Build Your House on the Rock

“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.” Matthew 7: 24 - 27 ESV

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But he answered them, “My mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God and do it.” Luke 8: 21 ESV

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If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them. John 13: 17 ESV

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To learn something is not enough—we must live what we know

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Father Saying.. Desert Fathers..

'According to human capacity, do what the Only begotten Son of God has done, be an agent of peace, for yourself and for others' Chrysostom


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2 comments:

  1. The evidence of faith is good works.

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  2. Such as have a true title in Jesus Christ through faith may expect to be called upon to endure many tests of faith, but the genuineness of their calling will be manifest by their stability in trial, their fidelity to God and the principles of Christianity, their activity in good works and the control of the carnal nature at all times. God is the source of wisdom and power continually.

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