Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Let us be Effectual Doers of God's Word!

"Others may be deaf to our words, 
but never blind to our actions."
-Andy Erhart

Matthew 5:13-16

 “You are the salt of the earth; 
but if the salt has become tasteless, 
how can it be made salty again? 
It is no longer good for anything, 
except to be thrown out 
and trampled under foot by men.

“You are the light of the world. 
A city set on a hill cannot be hidden;
nor does anyone light a lamp 
and put it under a basket, 
but on the lampstand, 
and it gives light to all who are in the house.

Let your light shine before men 
in such a way that they 
may see your good works, 
and glorify your Father who is in heaven.
1 Peter 2:11-12

Beloved, I urge you as aliens and strangers 
to abstain from fleshly lusts 
which wage war against the soul.

Keep your behavior excellent 
among the Gentiles, 
so that in the thing in which they 
slander you as evildoers, 
they may because of your good deeds, 
as they observe them, 
glorify God in the day of visitation.
James 1:19-25

"...everyone must be quick to hear, 
slow to speak and slow to anger;
for the anger of man does not 
achieve the righteousness of God.
Therefore, putting aside all filthiness 
and all that remains of wickedness, 
in humility receive the word implanted, 
which is able to save your souls.

But prove yourselves doers of the word, 
and not merely hearers who delude themselves.

*For if anyone is a hearer of the word 
and not a doer, 
he is like a man who looks 
at his natural face in a mirror;
for once he has looked at himself 
and gone away, he has immediately forgotten 
what kind of person he was.

*But one who looks intently at the perfect law, 
the law of liberty, and abides by it, 
not having become a forgetful hearer 
but an effectual doer, 
this man will be blessed in what he does.

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