Scriptures on Action
Dear Children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth. (1 John 3:18)
Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. (James 1:22)
For it is not those who hear the law who are righteous in God’s sight, but it is those who obey the law who will be declared righteous. (Romans 2:13)
Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us. (1 Peter 2:12)
Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show it by his good life, by deeds done in humility that comes from wisdom.
Do not withhold good form those who deserve it, when it is in your power to act. Do not say to your neighbor, “Come back later; I’ll give it tomorrow” – when you now have it with you. (Proverbs 3:27-28)
What good is it, my brothers, if a man claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save him? Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to him, “Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. (James 2:14-17)
Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by what I do. (James 2:18)
They claim to know God, but by their actions they deny him.
You foolish man, do you want evidence that faith without deeds is useless? Was not our ancestor Abraham considered righteous for what he did when he offered his son Isaac on the altar? You see that his faith and his actions were working together, and his faith was made complete by what he did. (James 2:20-22)
A person is justified by what he does and not by faith alone.
As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead. (James 2:26)
Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them. (John 13:17)
I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. (John 14:12)
I will show you what he is like who comes to me and hears my words and puts them into practice. He is like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock. When a flood came, the torrent struck that house, it collapsed and its destruction was complete. (Luke 6:49)
My mother and brothers are those who hear God’s word and put it into practice. (Luke 8:21)
Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me – put into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. (Philippians 4:9)