What is Works
Do you really me?
If you know me, then why do you turn my mercy upsidedown?
If you know me, then why do you turn my mercy against my WORD?
“My sheep know me.
They listen to my voice,
and follow me.”
Go back to the WORD and reflect on the sequence of works from those shown great mercy!
Look at the woman who touched the garment of his clothes. With her small, yet discrete outwardly sign of faith, she received her great healing with mercy.
Blessed are those who hear the WORD of GOD and keep it!
Matthew 8:8-13 (please read it today for yourselves)
Look at the faith of the centurion, with his profession of his faith
” Lord I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof, only say the WORD and my servant shall be healed.”
Just with those words, he was granted the great healing he sought after.
These two shown great mercy came to God and displayed their faith. One with a small touch and another through his speech!
Works is an outward reflection of Faith.
When you profess your faith, you have done works
For “if you deny me before your friends, I will deny you before my Father.”
When you pray for or with one another, you have done works.
When you serve one another with love, you have done works.
Sharing the WORD of God with others is works.
Sharing the WORD in song, praise, consoling, preaching, writing, etc. Is works.
Though it is good to reflect your works as done by the good samaritan, doing all that you possibly can from your heart is all that is required to display your faith!
Your good works must not crave the Recognition and praise of man.
Your father in heaven knows your heart and will reward you abundantly for your good works.
Yes, faith without works is dead!
My brothers and sisters, there are many ways to reflect your faith through your small daily works for the glory of his name.
As blessed mother Theresa concludes, ” for you see, in the end, it is between you and GOD. It has never been between you and them anyways.”