You cannot work for salvation BUT salvation will produce works

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Psalm 26:1-8:  Vindicate me, O Lord, For I have walked in my integrity. I have also trusted in the Lord; I shall not slip. Examine me, O Lord, and prove me;
Try my mind and my heart. For Your loving kindness is before my eyes, And I have walked in Your truth. I have not sat with idolatrous mortals, Nor will I go in with hypocrites. I have hated the assembly of evildoers,
And will not sit with the wicked. I will wash my hands in innocence; So I will go about Your altar, O Lord,
That I may proclaim with the voice of thanksgiving,
And tell of all Your wondrous works. Lord, I have loved the habitation of Your house, And the place where Your glory dwells.

Long to be in that place.  Live like God wants you to live.  

People start to do evil.  When challenged we say we are covered by grace and mercy.  Crave to live and be like Jesus.  Don't be mixed by evil.  Dont hang out with evil people.  Are you religious?  Are you self righteous?

John 8:32: And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

You cannot mix evil with good.  Don't sin and say you will bless Jesus on Sunday.

Love will do this

Psalm 139:23-24: Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me, and know my anxieties; And see if there is any wicked way in me, And lead me in the way everlasting.

Question: Are you trying to fit God Almightly into your life or are you trying to fit in His?

Revelation 2:2. "I know your works, your labour, your patience, and that you cannot bear those who are evil. And you have tested those who say they are apostles and are not, and have found them liars;

God never said "I know your heart".  He said "I know your works".  When you receive salvation, grace and mercy should produce works.

James 2:24: You see then that a man is justified by works, and not by faith only.

If Jesus sows grace and mercy in your heart there has to a harvest.    You shall bear fruit.  One tree cannot bear two different fruits. 

James 2:24: You see then that a man is justified by works, and not by faith only.

Desire not to have any blackness in heart.  Desire to be like God.  Be filled by Him. 

 2 Corinthians 7:1 Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

It is not God's job to purify us.  We have to do that ourselves.  When we get dirty at work we have to come home and wash ourselves.  Stop doing things that are not of God.  Link your live to God.  Whatever you see God sees.  Whatever you hear God hears.

If you are battling with sin approach the elders in the church.  Don't stay away from church and hang out with the wrong people.  Who is in your live that is pulling you.  Or are you trying to pull them.  Have you testified to them what Jesus has done in your life for you? Don't partake in things of this world (sin).

Our fruits should just be oozing as Christians.  Unbelievers should be eating our our fruits and as Christians we should not be eating of their fruit.

Give our lives to God totally.