Actions Speak Louder Than Faith
You see that a person is considered righteous by what they do and not by faith alone.
We have been looking at faith; we have been looking at how important it is to have faith. We’ve been looking at a mustard seed of faith, and we always touch upon faith. And it is important because this verse says that it is not by faith alone. So there are other actions that we must take to be considered righteous. According to this verse, and according to our faith, but of course, faith is a huge pillar of that. But I wanted to speak about the second pillar, it says a person is considered righteous by what they do. And I just wanted to sit there for a moment and just marinate on that and think about what it is that we do. And if our actions align with what is considered righteous.
You know, are we the hands and feet of Jesus like we like to talk about? Are we people who listen to others? Are we those that love others? Are we those that do not judge others but extend the gospel? Are we Grace over condemning, or are we always condemning? Do we meet people with mercy and with grace, as Christ meets us, or do we meet them with judgment and harsh words? Are we quick to anger, or do we quit being selfish water or actions? What is it that we’re doing? And so today, I’m going to pray for the strength that we all have just a moment to evaluate ourselves, evaluate our actions, where can we be more gentle? Where can we be more patient? Where can we be better? Where can we extend more of that gracious attitude at the mercy that Christ shows us? How can we bet be a better influence in our communities? How can we help those in need? How can we give our talents and treasures to our church? How is it that God wants to use us, and where are we starboard in not allowing him to do so? And so our actions speak louder than our words are more, so our Action speaks louder than our faith.
Father God, we love you so much. And we ask you to bless this beautiful Friday. Thank you for the opportunity to gather for prayer every morning over the last 480 days, Lord, it has been such a journey, and I thank you for this beautiful community. Today we take a moment to self-evaluate our actions. Are we being righteous not just by our faith or by what we do because our actions speak louder than our faith?
Lord, we love you so much when we ask you for the discernment and the wisdom in doing a proper evaluation of our lives, a proper evaluation of where we have our attention, and we ask that everything that is not righteous, anything that is not holy, may we surrender it and walk away from that today. We thank you for this Friday. And we ask you to bless the day ahead of us and the weekend ahead of us. In your son’s holy name, we pray today and every day. Amen.