Good Morning March 6

Time and again in Scripture it is said that what is important is not what we say with our lips, but the actions we live out in life. We know that we do not have our salvation by our works, but our works must reflect the change the Lord has brought about in our hearts. In Isaiah 58 the Prophet says that the people are doing all of the religions things in calling out to the Lord, but their actions reflect quarreling, injustice, selfishness, and pride. Tragically, this makes all of the religions words hollow and meaningless. Isaiah says, “Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie there cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke?”(vs.6) We have to translate this into our own situations, but the point is clear throughout Scripture. We have our salvation as a free gift from Almighty God. Now we are to let that great gift be seen by others in our actions towards them.