Many preachers teach that for each deed we need first receive a revelation from God and not to do what God has not explicitly requested us to do.
But what God wants us to do?
28 They said therefore to him, “What must we do, that we may work the works of God?”
29 Jesus answered them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent.”
There is no concrete deed we should do, but we should do anything and everything what conforms to the faith. The only good deed we can do is to believe. A deed with faith is good and a deed without faith is not good whatever we do.
(Heb. 11:6) “Without faith it is impossible to be well pleasing to him…”
(Heb. 6:1) “Therefore leaving the teaching of the first principles of Christ, let us press on to perfection—not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works, of faith toward God…”
Our works are “dead”. This means that we sinners cannot do good by our deeds. Our psychic is too broken for us to do good deeds. But Christ opened us another way to serve God, we serve God by our faith.
Faith is implemented in deeds, however:
20 But do you want to know, vain man, that faith apart from works is dead? 21 Wasn’t Abraham our father justified by works, in that he offered up Isaac his son on the altar? 22 You see that faith worked with his works, and by works faith was perfected; 23 and the Scripture was fulfilled which says, “Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him as righteousness”;*x4 and he was called the friend of God. 24 You see then that by works, a man is justified, and not only by faith. 25 In the same way, wasn’t Rahab the prostitute also justified by works, in that she received the messengers, and sent them out another way? 26 For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, even so faith apart from works is dead.
(Ecc. 9:10) “Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might…”
We should do everything we can do, this verse teaches.
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