Talk or work
Numbers 4 /James 1-2

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4:3 Count all the men between the ages of thirty and fifty who qualify to work in the Tabernacle.


1:19-22 My dear brothers and sisters, be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry. Your anger can never make things right in God’s sight. So get rid of all the filth and evil in your lives, and humbly accept the message God has planted in your hearts, for it is strong enough to save your souls. And remember, it is a message to obey, not just to listen to. If you don’t obey, you are only fooling yourself.

2:1 My dear brothers and sisters, how can you claim that you have faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ if you favor some people more than others?

:14 Dear brothers and sisters, what’s the use of saying you have faith if you don’t prove it by your actions? That kind of faith can’t save anyone.

OT Flash Points

Moving the Tabernacle
Who does the work?
How is it done?

NT Flash Points

Fine tuning our faith
Any who get stuck in the argument of faith vs. works is avoiding the point
Real faith turns into action
Only professed faith turns into arguments and controversy over opinions


The specific action is defined by God, He tests faith
We must do what our faith demands, not just talk about it

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