The Living Faith

The Living Faith
Author: Mark V. Markov

The opposite of a dead faith
Which has no works
Is a living faith,
That has works.

To be spiritually alive
Is to have a living faith

The living faith
Is what pleases God
As we know
About Noah building the ark

Abraham leaving everything behind
And traveling to the promised land
He was even willing to sacrifice
His only son

Many examples
Of a living faith
Which was followed with works

For to truly put your trust in the Lord
Is to do everything
That He instructed
His followers to do
In this life

Saying after
When He arose from the dead
And gave us grace.
He said to His disciples indirectly
Go and produce works

Go and baptize
Go and teach to all
What I taught and commanded you
When I was with you

We all need to have
A living faith
We need to put our best effort
In keeping the commandments of God

As Jesus Christ had said
If you love me
Keep the commandments
We must put our best effort
In keeping the commandments
And to do
What He instructed us to do
In this life.

The opposite of a dead faith
Which has no works
Is a living faith,
That has works...

James 2:14-17 (ESV)

14 What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works?
Can that faith save him?

15 If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food,

16 and one of you says to them, "Go in peace, be warmed and filled,"
without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that?

17 So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.

John 14:15 (ESV)
Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit
“If you love me, you will keep my commandments.

John 14:21 (ESV)
Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.”
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Submitted by MarkVMarkov on September 21, 2022

Modified on April 12, 2023

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Mark V. Markov

Mark V. Markov [ˈmɑːrˌkɔːf] A Poet, Teacher, Theologian, Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Photographer. more…

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