"I cried unto the LORD… Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips, and from a deceitful tongue" (Psalm 120:1,2). "My son… receive My words… and apply thine heart… that thou mayest walk in the way of good men, and keep the paths of the righteous" (Proverbs 2:1,2,20). "What doth it profit… though a man say he hath faith, and have not works?... Seest thou how faith wrought with [Abraham's] works?… And it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the friend of God" (James 2:14,21-23).
There is a faith God will regard
In hearts that truly will repent,
But faith in hearts remaining hard
Is seen by God as fraudulent.
True faith will find an application
That is expressed in how we walk.
God's workmanship in our salvation
Produces more than empty talk.
This saving faith was manifested
In Abraham's obedience
Which he displayed when he was tested
When faith was seen with evidence.
Receive our thanks, O Lord our God,
For faith that saves us as Your friend,
Instead of faith that is a fraud,
Which profits no one in the end.