Saturday, 6 September 2014

NOT BY FAITH ALONE

TEXT:  JAMES 2:24
“You see that a person is justified by what he does and not by faith alone.” (James 2:24).
Faith is the evidence of things not seen yet believe, to have faith is to be sure of the things we hope for, and to be certain of the things we cannot see. As believers the Lord Almighty admonished us to have faith in Him and believe in His words. In fact the Lord made it clear that without faith we cannot please Him (Hebrew 11:6). As essential as faith is in our Christian walk, we need to add action to compliment the measure of faith in us so that we will be able to please God, and be able to get a desired blessing and experience positive change in our lives.

For your faith to complete you need to enhance it with action, it is only unwise people that will be exercising faith without necessary action.

“You foolish man, do you want evidence that faith without actions is useless? How was our ancestor Abraham put right with God? It was through his actions, when he offered his son Isaac on the altar. Can you see? HIS FAITH AND HIS ACTION WORKED TOGETHER; his faith was made complete through his actions” (James 2: 20-22). For example if you are believing God for a job; you need to write application and send your C.V to places that you know your service would be required, you need to attend interviews and faithfully believe that the job will be yours. Your faith will only work for you after you have taken action by writing application, sending C.V and attending the interview. Nonetheless if you are trusting God for a job and you refuse to take action by applying and sending your C.V’s, such faith is useless. For your faith to produce positive result, you need to play your part by taking necessary actions. God can do all things, but He will not do for you what He has committed in your hands to do. Compliment your faith with actions so that you would get a desired result.