Faith without deed is dead. - JAMES - 2 - 14-25
- Dear All.
Lot of us have faith in God, the value of the same is, in fact, coupled with the deeds, Let us meditate these verses in James 2 - 14 -15.
14 What good is it, my brothers, if a man claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save him? 15Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. 16If one of you says to him, "Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed," but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it?17In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.
18 But someone will say, "You have faith; I have deeds." Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by what I do.
19 You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe
20 You foolish man, do you want evidence that faith without deeds is
21 Was not our ancestor Abraham considered righteous for what
he did when he offered his son Isaac on the altar?
22 You see that his faith and his actions were working together, and his faith was made complete by what he did. 23And the scripture was fulfilled that says, "Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness," and he was called God's friend.
24 You see that a person is justified by what he does and not by faith alone.
25 In the same way, was not even Rahab the prostitute considered
righteous for what she did when she gave lodging to the spies and sent
them off in a different direction? 26As the body without the spirit is
dead, so faith without deeds is dead.