A Doer

A Doer

But be doers of the word and not hearers only. James 1:22

All of us know that what we do speaks louder than what we say. James is very strong in his belief that people see much more than they hear. He makes it very clear that while we are saved by the grace of God through Faith in His Son that it is very hard for people to see grace and faith in others without it having some physical manifestation.

I think James also has a very strong feeling that having received the Grace of God it should change our lives. We should be different enough that others could see that difference.

He points out, through the leadership of the Holy Spirit that it is difficult for people to be moved by our faith when that faith has not changed us from the world.

One of the great sins of the church in today’s world is that we have not challenged our people to be different, not strange different, but good, kind, and loving different. Too often the church in its difference is just mean and judgmental or desiring to blend into the world that nothing of spiritual value and commitment shows.

Let’s put our faith to work allowing others through our actions to see that we are not a hopeless people but rather a people of assurance and hope.

Not a people who hate but a people who love and cherish others, not their actions or their sins but them.

Ivan

Advertisements
Published in: on March 10, 2016 at 11:43 pm  Leave a Comment  

The URI to TrackBack this entry is: https://ivanstories.wordpress.com/2016/03/10/a-doer-3/trackback/

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: