Faith And Work
"Faith without work is dead." Oops, we have a small misquote. We should
have said, "Faith without works is dead." However, the word "work,"
leaving off the "s," hits the nail on the head. Billy Graham noted there is no
conflict between faith and works. In the Christian life, faith and work go together like
inhaling and exhaling. Faith is taking the gospel in; work or works is taking the gospel
out. When James proclaims the relationship between faith and works, James declares you
cannot have faith without having work or works. A true Christian has both faith and work.
A faith grounded in humble contrition before Christ is a faith that energizes the believer
into doing more than just sitting and listening. A faith energized by the love of God is a
faith that turns into humble service for Christ. We are not saved by work or works, but
once saved, we are impelled to give away a tiny portion of the love Christ has given to
us. We must also remember if there are no works, there may not also be true salvation or
there may be a salvation that is not fully matured, fully absorbed, or fully taken in.
These words were posted at one of Shepherd's Care Ministries Sites called Wisdom Moment,
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