Don't Be Dead - Be Alive!
Dr. Glenn W. Mollette
We are living in a sedated society. We have legal drugs, illegal drugs, abundant alcohol, pornography and all kinds numbing sedating devices that keep us immobile, lifeless and useless.
All around us are persons and families who are no longer on life support but have pulled the plug and succumbed to a state of unconsciousness waiting on the undertaker to pull into the driveway and cart their dead bodies away.
The only difference is that I'm talking about people who still have a heartbeat and air in their lungs but little to no life in spirit.
We are living in a motionless society. People hibernate behind doors, clicking on a television clicker or a computer keyboard and feel almost no interest to go outside and live life.
In Ezekiel we read about the Valley of Dry Bones. God's people are
seen here as dead but God is going to bring them back to life. There is going to be a great restoration. The day would come when they would have life and be a great nation.
Read Ezekiel 37:1-28
In the book of James we learn that faith without works Is dead James 2:14-26
Faith and Deeds
14 What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? 15 Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. 16 If one of you says to them, "Go in peace; keep warm and well fed," but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? 17 In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.
18 But someone will say, "You have faith; I have deeds."
Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds. 19 You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that-and shudder.
20 You foolish person, do you want evidence that faith without deeds is useless[a]? 21 Was not our father Abraham considered righteous for what he did when he offered his son Isaac on the altar? 22 You see ...
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