It is easy for us to sit in church and listen to The Word and tell ourselves that is enough. But is it actually getting through to us? If we have any actual faith, God tells us it will move us into action. If we are not moved to action, we must reconsider the state of our faith. Even if we have great understanding of The Word, if we don’t have faith, we have nothing.
Jesus states that one will be able to identify false prophets by their fruits. False prophets will not produce good fruits. Fruits, which are a common metaphor in both the Old and New Testaments, represent the outward manifestation of a person’s faith, thus their behaviour and their works.
And we pray:
Lord, light my heart aflame with passion for You. May I always be longing to serve You. Cast away all my laziness and let it be behind me, just as all sin is behind me in Christ. Make me a servant of Your Kingdom. Amen.