We learned before that we are to put to death whatever is in our earthly nature. However, what the average person does is spend a lot of time thinking about it. They like to consider giving up the food, hear other people talking about giving up their food, check them out to see that they have not died doing it. It is the “drip, drip” method. We do not like to rush into God ruling us. But delaying what God says to put to death is a sin, and it will only cause you pain in the end. This society has only reinforced catering to our own desires and what we think is best for us. But what is best for us is the will of God. We have created a religious system that likes to choralize, moralize, puppetize the will of God but not DO the will of God. Big difference— and it is the difference that satan introduces and lives to disseminate to the world. However, stay in the Word of God—every book will be clear that we are to do the will of God.
Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by what I do. You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that—and shudder. You foolish man, do you want evidence that faith without deeds is useless? Was not our ancestor Abraham considered righteous for what he did when he offered his son Isaac on the altar? You see that his faith and his actions were working together, and his faith was made complete by what he did. And the scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness,” and he was called God’s friend. You see that a person is justified by what he does and not by faith alone. James 2:18b-24
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