Calling Attention to the Heart

by Doy Moyer

One can work and not have faith, but one cannot have a living faith and not work. One can do for others and not have love, but one cannot love and not do for others.

We may be prone to evaluating the outward works, the visible doing, “but the LORD looks on the heart” (I Samuel 16:7) from which flow the works (or lack thereof). By stressing faith and love, we call attention to the heart that responds willingly to God’s grace. All else can then fall into place.

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ” (Colossians 3:23-24).

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