Devo Will I find faith Part 8
James 2:14-24 (KJV)
14 What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, 16 And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit? 17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. 18 Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works. 19 Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. 20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead? 21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar? 22 Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect? 23 And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God. 24 Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.
I ask you that if a young man says to a girl: ‘Girl I love you.” and is not faithful, nor does his actions show it would she believe him? Should she believe him? If we walk by faith our actions will show what is abundant in our heart. Here we go again. You can’t separate faith, love, obedience, and righteousness. Our actions will be what is in our heart. Abraham walked by faith. He did not just give it lip service. If he had not obeyed God then he would not have been saved, because he would have been faithless. Faith is more than a belief. The demons believe, but don’t do, obey, submit, live a righteous life, and walk in love. You see Abraham was considered righteous for what he did. It was a heart thing. When we walk by faith we can’t help but to love, obey, and live in righteousness.
Pastor Jeff lane
Pastor Jeff Lane