Faith Without Works

September 4, 2016 Save Article

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When you ask God for something, do you simply do nothing and say, “Well, I’m going to show my faith by doing nothing”? To the contrary, you will show your faith by doing something. Why? Because James 2:20 and 26 tell us that “faith without works is dead.” Actions are the proof of your faith.

Proverbs 20:4 tells us, “The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing.” Are you too lazy to plow? Then you won’t have anything to eat.

Proverbs 28:19 says, “He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of bread: but he that followeth after vain persons shall have poverty enough.” Do you want a house? Pray for it. Then say “Amen” with a hammer, nails, and saw. Do you want a wife? Pray for one. Then shave, splash on cologne, learn some manners, and become thoughtful.

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