Saturday, September 6, 2008

Faith & Works

Today's verses from James 2: 14 - 17
"What good is it, my brotheres if a man claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save him? Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to him, 'Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed, but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead".

This is not to say that we are saved by works, but that a faith that does not produce good works is a dead faith. Faith as a living, productive trust in Christ - genuine faith cannot be 'dead' to morality or barren to works.

We are to reach out to those in need, just as Jesus did. As we give, we are in turn blessed. It's the spiritual blessing we should reach for though, and not fall into the trap that is often preached that if you give, then God will give you material blessings. Material things rot and fade away - they can be stolen, as Jesus teached.

I pray that this weekend will bring many of God's blessings in your life - ask him to show you how you can bless someone.


1 comment:

Country*Road*Primitives said...

I hope you have a nice weekend as well :) xox