Faith Without Action
By Kaitlyn F.
I know that we have heard over and over again that faith without action is dead. Last night I was reading over the passage in James 2 that talks about faith and deeds. I found the example that it talked about to be pretty powerful.
"Was not our father Abraham considered righteous for what he did when he offered his son Isaac on the altar? You see that his faith and his actions were working together, and his faith was made complete by what he did. And the scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness,” and he was called God’s friend. You see that a person is considered righteous by what they do and not by faith alone."(James 2:21-24)
Abraham was strong in faith, but when God tested his faith, he proved by his actions that he was faithful to God. It is really easy to say that you have faith in something, but it is ten times harder to actually do anything with your faith. People on the outside can see our heart to see our faith. The only way that they can see our faith, is by the actions that we show.