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  • David

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    July 26, 2022 at 6:27 am

    The Seedbed Daily Text, July 26, 2022

    JD likes words, but sometimes I feel he over complicates the meaning of the text with too many words. I understand what he is getting at, but I still believe faith without works is dead.

    For me it is still about being and doing. Being in Christ and having Christ in you (being born again) is where aspiration and actualization starts. The doing (activation) flows out of that relationship and new birth. So the key, as Paul and JD says, is Christ in you. Failure to realize this is to fail the test.

    So in my mind, what we have to work on is our relationship with Christ. I assume that is the actualization that JD is referring to. This takes effort on our part. Being requires abiding in order for us to produce fruit (John 15). Abiding requires centering our life on Him and making listening to Him and obeying Him the number one priority of our life.