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One thing I have noticed is that as we become more and more serious about God and going his way, as we become more and more earnest and sincere in our effort to follow him, as we actively look for sins in our own life and try to get rid of them for his sake, as we do things "for his sake", we find our belief getting deeper and deeper, our faith getting deeper and deeper. Thus we see that "works" bring belief and faith, that they breed it. Is this faith that is bred by being earnest about God, by trying to please him by improving ourselves, perhaps the faith that the Bible is talking about when it says we are justified by faith? I have noticed something else, too. Our love for God and for our fellow man deepens as we in sincerity and earnestness try to change ourselves for his sake. We may have a lot of resentment and hatred in our heart toward people and society and may think "love your neighbor" is just impossible for us, a mental gymnastic that we just can't manage. But as we become earnest about God and going his way, as we try, the hatred starts just automatically fading away and we find ourselves able to love. And we start loving. Nov 1977 More from SolitaryRoad.com:
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