The following are absolutely essential, but useless by themselves.
“Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock . . .” (Matthew 7:24). The man who only hears is building on sand, and his house will collapse with a terrible crash!
Jesus modeled serving, then said, “If you know these things, you are blessed if you do them” (John 13:17).
Faith without works is dead—like a body without a spirit (James 2:14-26).
Hearing→action. Knowing→doing. Faith→works.
Scripture quotations taken from the NASB: http://www.lockman.org/
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