The call to action in faith from James 2:14 The Message

Dear friends, do you think you’ll get anywhere in this if you learn all the right words but never do anything? Does merely talking about faith indicate that a person really has it?  For instance, you come upon an old friend dressed in rags and half-starved  and say, “Good morning, friend! Be clothed in Christ! Be filled with the Holy Spirit!” and walk off without providing so much as a coat or a cup of soup—where does that get you?  Isn’t it obvious that God-talk without God-acts is outrageous nonsense?
I can already hear one of you agreeing by saying, “Sounds good. You take care of the faith department, I’ll handle the works department.”
Not so fast. You can no more show me your works apart from your faith than I can show you my faith apart from my works. Faith and works, works and faith, fit together hand in glove.

One Response to The call to action in faith from James 2:14 The Message

  1. gayann says:

    Reminds me of an awesome song by the late Rich Mullins… “It’s about as useless as a screendoor on a submarine. Faith without works, baby… it just ain’t happening!”

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