Study of the Day – Faith W/O Works

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You foolish person, do you want evidence that faith without deeds is useless? Was not our father Abraham considered righteous for what he did when he offered his son Isaac on the altar? You see that his faith and his actions were working together, and his faith was made complete by what he did.

– James 2:20-22 (NIV)

James is making the point that faith without corresponding action is not true faith. He goes so far as to say that faith without works is dead! Abraham showcased this when he was willing to take his son Isaac to sacrifice him upon an altar based upon a command from the LORD. His actions showed a radical understanding of God’s goodness, and the results were a testimony of God’s provision that still speaks to us today.