Posted: June 18, 2016
Being good and doing good are literally good things. But being good not as important as doing good. Doing good demonstrates that our faith means something to us, and that our faith is useful to God. Useful, you ask? Yes, useful, cuz according to God, if our faith is unaccompanied by these kinds of actions, then, our faith is dead and useless. Hey, I know it's harsh, but God said it, not me. Check out James 2:17 for yourself.
Does that sound extreme? It sure does, and God meant for it to be extreme. It isn't enough for us to be saved and go to church and pray at dinner and listen to worship music. God wants our lives to mean something. He wants our lives to matter and make a difference in this world.
How? By doing something with our faith.
"For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home. I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me.’
“And the King will say, ‘I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!’"
- Matthew 25:35-46, 40
Lord, I want my faith to mean something. I want my faith to impact people. Help me to be more aware of your love agenda for my neighbors and co-workers and those around me. Help me to make the most of every opportunity be your hands and feet and to share your love with everyone I meet. In Jesus' name, amen.