Sunday, 11 February 2018

What counts with God?

"The full meaning of “believe” in the Scripture sentence, “Abraham believed God and was set right with God,” includes his action. It’s that mesh of believing and acting that got Abraham named “God’s friend.” Is it not evident that a person is made right with God not by a barren faith but by faith fruitful in works?
The same with Rahab, the Jericho harlot. Wasn’t her action in hiding God’s spies and helping them escape—that seamless unity of believing and doing—what counted with God? The very moment you separate body and spirit, you end up with a corpse. Separate faith and works and you get the same thing: a corpse." - James 2:24-26

From this passage in James it is quite clear that what really counts for God is that we match our words with our actions of Faith. It is not a good witness to 'talk a good faith' and then not to follow up with godly actions. 

Even as I write these words I am challenged in my own walk. As I sign off these daily blog posts, I must remember that it is not 'speaking about Grace', it is LIVING in God's grace. There is a massive difference between the two.

Prayer: Lord, teach me to back up my words with Godly actions. In this way people will see that I am living what I profess. Amen.

Living in Grace

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