The Gift of Action

God and Action

We are saved by God's grace, not by our good works. And yet I think some folks rationalize that God’s grace gives them a free pass - that your actions here on earth are really not all that important.

Frankly, that's an insult to God. 

There is a direct link between God and action. Our ability to act is a gift as well as a responsibility from our Lord. We can move toward the Light, or move away from it. If we are sincere about loving God then we must do our best to act in a way which pleases God.

For example, consider the account of the woman caught in the act of adultery (John 8:3–11). When the woman’s accusers brought her before Jesus, expecting Him to condemn the woman, He told the crowd that the one without sin should throw the first stone. Then Jesus told the woman, “Neither do I condemn you. Go and sin no more” Jesus commanded the woman to move away from the darkness - that requires action!

Now I fully recognize that Jesus was not referring to sinless perfection. But He was warning against a return to sinful action. His words both extended mercy but demanded holiness. Jesus is the perfect balance of “grace and truth” (John 1:14). And those who know God’s love will naturally want to obey Him (John 14:15).

God bless you all! 


 

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