Do It

Here’s what God said to His people through the prophet Ezekiel, “I will judge you according to your conduct.” God says the same thing in the New Testament too.

It’s not what I believe. It’s not what I discuss. It’s not what I intend to do. It’s not what I know is right and wrong. It’s what I do.

I have to give an account of my conduct. I have to answer to God for how I lived out my beliefs. I have to show God what I did with what I believe about Him. I have to put into practice what’s in my heart.

Do I believe God is God? Do I have idols?

Do I believe God is holy? Do I sin?

Do I believe God forgives? Do I repent?

Do I believe God looks after orphans and widows? Do I?

Do I believe God is my Provider? Do I steal?

Do I believe He is Lord? Do I give Him control of everything?

Do I believe I should do something for the hungry, thirsty, naked, sick, and imprisoned? Do I do something?

This is what God judges: belief put into action. Not just beliefs, but godly actions motivated by those godly beliefs.

Faith without works is just wishful dreaming. Works without faith is just religious posturing. Works with faith is God-glorifying!

Don’t just believe it… do it.

One Response to “Do It”

  1. Kelly L. Mosher Says:

    Wowza and Amen – So be it in my life Lord!
    I confess I had some spiritually adolescent times where I thought just knowing these truths was doing pretty good. Thanks to the Holy Spirit’s continual conviction through His word and God-given leadership in my life, I know to grow. God is calling me continually to come up higher. It’s often three steps forward and one or two back, still, it IS His purpose and provision for me. I know this by the peace in my heart or the lack of it. Ignoring the discontent of disobedience was shooting myself in the foot and is a miserable place to be. I have a long way to go in every area, but God gives plenty of Hope that He will accomplish it as long as I am cooperating daily with Him. This place of process can be quite fun and intimate.


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