Philippians 2:13 (NKJV) for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.

God refines our faith which He has given us by the death and resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. And that which God refines within us, He displays in our character that others might see Christ. We are saved by grace alone in Christ alone, and the fruit of our salvation is seen in the good works we do for God’s good purpose. My friends, the salvation that God worked in us by faith is a salvation He will use to bring more people to Christ. Because “Faith alone saves, but the faith that saves is not alone.” James puts it this way, “Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. But someone will say, “You have faith, and I have works.” Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works” (James 2:17-18 NKJV). My friends, true faith will produce good works so that people around us will see Christ. We don’t need to wear a T-Shirt with the words “I am a Christian” printed on it. People will know we are different, that we are saved, because of the good works that are produced by the faith we have in the resurrected Christ.

God Bless and have a great day in God’s Word.