Doers of the law will be justified

We Christians say salvation is by faith. Yet the New Testament calls us to put our faith into action. Otherwise our faith is worthless.



To walk with the LORD God means to DO.

Yet in our day many Christians trivialize the “doing” aspect of walking with the LORD God. They say “The Lord knows what’s in my heart.”

But verses such as the following don’t talk about what’s in your heart. They mandate doing.



Leviticus 20:8. You shall keep my statutes, and do them. I am the LORD who sanctifies you.

Leviticus 25:18. Therefore you shall do my statutes, and keep my ordinances and do them; and you shall dwell in the land in safety.

Leviticus 26:3. If you walk in my statutes and keep my commandments, and do them,

Leviticus 26:14. But if you will not listen to me, and will not do all these commandments,

Leviticus 26:15. and if you shall reject my statutes, and if your soul abhors my ordinances, so that you will not do all my commandments, but break my covenant,

Deuteronomy 4:6. Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples who shall hear all these statutes and say, “Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.”

Deuteronomy 26:16. Today the LORD your God commands you to do these statutes and ordinances. You shall therefore keep and do them with all your heart and with all your soul.

Joshua 22:5. Only take diligent heed to do the commandment and the law which Moses the servant of the LORD commanded you, to love the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways, to keep his commandments, to hold fast to him, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul.”

Joshua 23:6. Therefore be very courageous to keep and to do all that is written in the scroll of the Torah of Moses, that you not turn away from it to the right hand or to the left;

Judges 7:15. It was so, when Gideon heard the telling of the dream and its interpretation, that he worshiped. Then he returned into the camp of Israel and said, “Arise, for the LORD has delivered the army of Midian into your hand!”

Psalm 37:3. Trust in the LORD, and do good. Dwell in the land, and enjoy safe pasture.


Romans 2:13. For it isn’t the hearers of the law who are righteous before God, but the doers of the law will be justified.

Titus 3:1. Remind them to be in subjection to rulers and to authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work,

James 2:14. What good is it, my brothers, if a man says he has faith, but has no works? Can faith save him?

James 2:17. Even so faith, if it has no works, is dead in itself.

James 2:18. Yes, a man will say, “You have faith, and I have works.” Show me your faith without works, and I by my works will show you my faith.

James 2:24. You see that a person is considered righteous by what they do and not by faith alone. (NIV translation)

James 2:26. For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, even so faith apart from works is dead.

Revelation 19:8. It was given to her that she would array herself in bright, pure, fine linen: for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.

Revelation 20:12. I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne, and they opened books. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged out of the things which were written in the books, according to their works.

Revelation 22:14. Blessed are those who do his commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter in by the gates into the city.


Unless otherwise noted, all Bible quotations on this page are from the World English Bible and the World Messianic Edition. These translations have no copyright restrictions. They are in the Public Domain.


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