I will make Israel like a proverb. Even the demons believe. Peter remembers. We know that it’s not enough just to have faith, it must be supported by action. But if our faith is distorted, our actions will be distorted as well. We tend to follow what comes from the heart and natural emotions like fear, anger and pain can quickly become our enemy rising from within. Gracious God, by grace you call us into your faith encourage and support the Gospel. In those difficult times, help us to remember who we are that we may walk forever as subjects of your Love.
Lord, I love the house in which you dwell and the place where your glory abides. Psalm 26:8 If we expand on the word “dwell” this passage of Psalm might read something like this; Lord, I love the house in which you live, think, speak and linger. The house becomes a place of activity in constant motion, refreshing itself throughout time as it lives to love God and neighbor as self, thinks on the true, noble and pure, speaks truth and holds to the presence of being. It is a house that lingers because of the joy, pleasure and glory of being connected to its builder, strengthened by its faith and justified by its works.
…just as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is also dead. James 2:14-26
Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you? 1Corinthians 3:16