The first list can certainly be performed without the need for faith in anything more substantial than our own human desires.

The first list can certainly be performed without the need for faith in anything more substantial than our own human desires.

Faith without works is dead according to scripture so what are these works? Are they the clothing you put on (or don’t put on)? Are they the jewelry you do or do not wear? Are they your hair style?

OR

  • Are they loving as Christ loved?
  • Are they praying without ceasing?
  • Are they sharing the Gospel of Christ’s redemption?
  • Are they having a spirit of forgiveness?
  • Are they believing in God’s love and plan for your life?

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen and without faith it is impossible to please Him.

The first list can certainly be performed without the need for faith in anything more substantial than our own human desires.

The second list requires faith in God, that He is and that he is a rewarder of them who diligently seek Him.