“Not everyone who calls out to me, ‘Lord! Lord!’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Only those who actually do the will of my Father in heaven will enter.” (Matthew 7:21, NLT)

Do not allow inaction to invalidate your profession of faith.

Jesus says that it is not just by our confession (who we say we are), but also through our obedience (what we do) that we establish our lives as securely as a house that is built on bedrock. (Please see the verses that follow: Verses 23 and 24.)

Clearly, it is not only our creed (from the Latin word credo, meaning “I believe”) that impress our heavenly Father; it is action that is consistent with our creed of divine discipleship that receives our heavenly Father’s approval.

How different is that from what we see today: Professions of belief without action?

Strive to let your good deeds speak more loudly than your good words.  – Luther

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