While We Were Sleeping…
Jesus said those that look upon another with a lustful eye have committed adultery. The act of adultery is not committed in the bedroom but in the heart, mind and soul. This is where we actually live. Since we are merely visitors of this world and our home is elsewhere would it not make perfect sense when we sin against God in our mind, our heart and our soul we are committing the act in earnest? We want it both ways, unfortunately, it doesn’t work in that manner.
We seem to walk around in a state of sleep believing we can commit what ever act we wish, on the inside, while never doing anything on the outside and all is well. We haven’t “done” anything so, as they say, no harm, no foul.
Not so fast.
James 2 NKJV
14 What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him?
15 If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food,
16 and one of you says to them, “Depart in peace, be warmed and filled,” but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit?
17 Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.
18 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.
While we were sleeping we dreamed of a life that doesn’t exist. While we were daydreaming of this sin or that sin we were dying, not only on the inside but the outside as well. As our heart, mind and soul are filled with the love of the Lord, our hands get busy demonstrating our love of the Lord. While our hearts are filled with compassion our words speak of the compassion as the Lord would speak. As we stand still, in the quiet of the Lord, the whole world can see the Lord in our works.