Works Of Faith
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In the same way, faith by itself, if it does not prove itself with actions, is dead.
While we were with you, we gave this order: "If anyone doesn't want to work, he shouldn't eat."
Instead, I first told the people in Damascus and Jerusalem, then all the people in Judea and after that the gentiles to repent, turn to God, and perform deeds that are consistent with such repentance.
With this in mind, we always pray for you, asking that our God might make you worthy of his calling and that through his power he might help you accomplish every good desire and faithful action.
And so, my dear friends, just as you have always obeyed, not only when I was with you but even more now that I am absent, continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling.
They are to do good, to be rich in good actions, to be generous, and to share.
This saying is trustworthy. I want you to insist on these things, so that those who have put their faith in God may devote themselves to good actions. These things are good and helpful to other people.
Our own people should also learn to make good deeds a priority when urgent needs arise, so they won't be unproductive.
Women, for their part, should display their beauty by dressing modestly and decently in appropriate clothes, not with elaborate hairstyles or by wearing gold, pearls, or expensive clothes, but through good actions. This is proper for women who claim to revere God.
In the same way, let your light shine before people in such a way that they will see your good actions and glorify your Father in heaven."
Continue to live such upright lives among the gentiles that, when they slander you as practicers of evil, they may see your good actions and glorify God when he visits them.
But whoever does what is true comes to the light, so that it may become evident that his actions have God's approval."
How blessed is that servant whom his master finds doing this when he comes!
In the presence of our God and Father, we constantly remember how your faith is active, your love is hard at work, and your hope in our Lord Jesus the Messiah is enduring.
Therefore, my dear brothers, be steadfast, unmovable, always excelling in the work of the Lord, because you know that the work that you do for the Lord isn't wasted.