James 2:14 says, “What good is it, my brother, if a man claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save him?”
If you see your brother in need but don’t lift a finger to help; your faith is dead!
“In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.” (James 2:17, NIV)
I know that we can’t afford to help everyone in need but if we ALL choose one thing, one person, one action; what a leap of faith that would be. Acknowledge that we are different than the rest of the world.
“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.” (James 2:18, NIV).
Abraham was considered righteous for what he did when he offered his son Isaac as a sacrifice. His faith and his actions worked together. Rehab the prostitute was considered righteous for hiding the spies and sending them off in the opposite direction.
“As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead.” (James 2:26, NIV)