A Devotional Thought for February 1, 2016:
Saving faith makes a Christian active. It is a doing thing and it will not allow one to be idle.
Faith grieves sin; faith combats sin; faith weeps over sin; faith trembles when one sins; faith resists temptations that lead to sin; faith fights to the death with sin.
Faith walks with God; faith waits for God; faith works for God; faith wrestles with God; faith perseveres with God; faith will part with anything for God.
Faith makes churchgoing and devotion to be easy, delightful and profitable.
Faith makes one serious and conscientious in doing, careful and faithful in doing, delightful and cheerful in doing, diligent in doing.
Faith that is not a working faith is no faith at all; it is delusional; it is worthless.
Saving faith is better at doing than thinking, at obeying than arguing, at walking than talking.
“The saying is trustworthy, and I want you to insist on these things, so that those who have believed in God may be careful to devote themselves to good works. These things are excellent and profitable for people” (Titus 3:8 ESV).
Faith is not leaves but fruit, not words but works.
-Thomas Brooks, “Heaven on Earth” (1654), paraphrased by Pastor Michael Edwards