There is a lot of talk about cloning humans. Without a doubt, numerous laboratories around the world are working towards that. I understand the challenge that scientists see but what concerns me is that they will produce a whole new human race without any spirit in them. The spirit within every human is God-given, and it is by that spirit we can possess faith. Through faith come the good works we are called to do.
“For just as the body without the spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead.”
Out of Gratitude
While you cannot get saved by doing good works, living for Christ without doing them is a dead faith. We worship, obey, and serve God out of our hearts’ gratitude for what He has done for us. We don’t do it out of obligation or to repay God. Our best work is “as filthy rags’ to the righteousness of Christ. James was still adamant that doing the work of the church was essential for every believer.
We are a light to this world by the good works that we do. By serving others, we share the love of Christ to a world that is lost and hurting. If we are faithful in our walk with Jesus, He will give us divine appointments with people searching for Him. It is our job to serve them and share the Gospel. When we do that, we become part of the sowing and reaping cycle. Sometimes God may use us to sow seeds, and other times He will use us to lead people to Christ. Our job is to be faithful.
The Good Works We are Called to Do
Don’t wander through life with a dead faith. Don’t proclaim to know Jesus but manifest very little fruit. A vibrant faith is alive because we follow the leading of the Holy Spirit to do the work God has called us to accomplish. If you are sensing little life in your heart, ask God to revive it and lead you into those good works.