In the book of James in Chp. 2 James reminds us that our faith should influence our actions and what we do.
From the New Living Bible—-James 2:17 “Faith that does not show itself in good deeds is no faith at all.”
Vs. 18 “I can not see your faith if you do not have good deeds, but I will show you my faith through my good deeds.”
Vs. 14 “ What is the use of saying you have faith if you do not prove it by your actions?”
James is talking about helping others who are in need. Giving money, food, clothes, etc. to help them.
He also talks about Abraham and Rahab who did something to show that they believed and trusted God.
Our actions show to others about our faith. If we help others. If we obey what God tells us to do.
A person can say he believes in God but if he lives the way he wants and sins and ignores God’s laws it shows that he does not believe what God says.
A person can say he believes in God but if he is always worried and upset wondering if he will have enough food or clothing or a place to live, or money to pay the bills, etc. then that person’s believing is very weak.
A person can say he believes in God, but if he does not reach out to others and help them, then does he have faith?
Out faith should influence what we do each day. The more faith we have the more others will see it in the way we live in the way we talk in what we do with others.
What we do speaks louder to people about what we believe than what we say.
May God help us to have more faith and to show it more in the way we live.
Good-bye for now. I’ll write again. Sincerely, Joyce Webb