“And the donkey said to Balaam, ‘Am I not your donkey, on which you have ridden all your life long to this day? Is it my habit to treat you this way?’ And he said, ‘No.’”
And the donkey said to Balaam,
“But someone will say, ‘You have faith and I have works.’ Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.”
Am I not your donkey, on which you have ridden all your life long to this day?
“Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon? And are not his sisters here with us?” And they took offense at him.”
“The neighbors and those who had seen him before as a beggar were saying, ‘Is this not the man who used to sit and beg?’”
“And all the people saw him walking and praising God, and recognized him as the one who sat at the Beautiful Gate of the temple, asking for alms. And they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him.”
“Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated, common men, they were astonished. And they recognized that they had been with Jesus.”
Is it my habit to treat you this way?
“Behold! I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,”
1 Corinthians 15:51
“Will you keep to the old way that wicked men have trod?”
“But now we are released from the law, having died to that which held us captive, so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit and not in the old way of the written code.”
And he said, ‘No.’
“In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.”