Grace isn’t an excuse to live a sloppy life – it is the reason not to

James 2:14 (AMP)  14 What is the use (profit), my brethren, for anyone to profess to have faith if he has no [good] works [to show for it]? Can [such] faith save [his soul]?

We are not saved by works, but we should want the right things.  When we have the right kind of faith it will produce good works.

We have the privilege to share our wants and needs to God.  After we share our wants and needs we have the privilege to ask God what he wants from us. Once He shows us what He wants we need to develop in the area to carry out His will by studying the word and striving to do what is right.  We have what it takes to do right things; we just need to cooperate with God to be consistent about it.

Sometimes our pride keeps us from cooperating with God because we think we can figure out how to live right without His help.  Living a holy life is not a list of rules and regulations; it’s living in accordance of the will of God and doing it because you love God, not to get God to love you.  God gives us grace to allow for the mistakes He knows we will make.  Grace isn’t an excuse to live a sloppy life, it is the reason not to.

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About lisajohnson401

My true belief is that the best way to preach is by our actions and not our words. However, we need some daily inspiration to keep us on our path. We as Christians have a responsibility not to judge others by our words but to show the love of Christ by loving them where they are at on their personal journey in life...and if they never turn their life over to Christ, continue to love them for who they are - after all God does.
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4 Responses to Grace isn’t an excuse to live a sloppy life – it is the reason not to

  1. Rebecca says:

    “Grace isn’t an excuse to live a sloppy life, it is the reason not to.” I love this! You said it perfectly. This will definitely come up in my home. Thank you so much for sharing. ~Blessings~

  2. Thanks Rebecca. Glad you found it useful 😉

  3. Julie Garro says:

    I love the title of this post. We should let grace change us, mold us into the image of Christ.
    Thanks for your blog.

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