2012-06-02 - Faith in Action
"We continually remember, before our God and Father, your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ." 1 Thessalonians 1:3 (NIV)
Paul tells us, in this passage from 1 Thessalonians, that we are to put our faith into action. Faith isn't meant to be stationary. We are to put it to work. And Paul explains that our actions are to be a result of our faith, love, and hope in Christ. The Bible is full of examples of people who put their faith in motion. Hebrews Chapter 11 is an honor roll of the faithful who didn't sit on their faith. Even when they didn't see the results of their efforts, they persevered onwards. Their reward was found in Heaven. These faith warriors didn't quit. They endured in their works.
What opportunities do we find today to put our faith into action? Is there someone who needs a meal from us, a mown yard - or even just a listening ear? How can we express our love for Christ? How can we serve Christ today?