Posted by Gary on March 19, 2006
The LORD is the God of knowledge; and by Him actions are weighed.
1 Sam 2:3 NKJV
Where I am going ultimately is that faith operating through love is the most important thing but I don’t want to diminish our actions. Actions definitely matter.
One of my favorite proverbs is:
An empty stable stays clean-but there is no income from an empty stable. Prov 14:4 TLB
We can gain all knowledge and understanding, and that is ok, but ministry demands that our stables get dirty. If your carpet has mud on it and there are fingerprints on your stuff then you know you’re doing the work of the ministry. We must “do”.
I believe that our doing is an outgrowth of our being which is a whole topic unto itself consider Luke 10:28-42. So if your doing out of religious duty or obligation; don’t stop what your doing, change your reason for doing it.