I've been tired lately. Today more so than a few days ago, but here's my post! I didn't forget it! I thought about the verses I read today but am still working on them. They made me think of several other verses and I haven't taken time to look all of those up yet.

I read 2 Peter chapter 2 today. It spoke about false teachers and people that know and believe the gospel but turn away from it. Pretty heavy.

My first thought was about a verse that says nothing can take us from God's hand after we've put our faith in Him but maybe we can jump out? There are lots of verses that talk about the fruit that we'll show when are faith is in Christ and that we should work out our salvation with fear and trembling. Also that some people will get to heaven and God will tell them He doesn't know them. Those thoughts furthered my thinking that we can't just say a few words or do any special action, we need to truly believe in Christ and spend the rest of our lives loving Him and serving Him.

If I really believe that Christ is the only way to heaven and I put my hope and faith in him then my actions will reflect that. Whenever they don't it's because I'm hoping or trusting in something else (like myself, or Chuck, or money or whatever).

I'm not going to copy all of 2 Peter 2 so I'll leave you with James 2:14-18. 

14 What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, 16 and one of you says to them, "Go in peace, be warmed and filled," without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? 17 So 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 apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.