Faith without Works Is Dead

Faith without Works Is Dead


“For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.” James 2:26

When you ask God for something, do you just sit back and 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. For faith without works is what? Dead! (see James 2:20)

Do you want a house? Pray for it. Then say “Amen” with a hammer and saw.

Do you want a wife? Pray for one. Then go shave, put on some cologne, learn some manners, and learn how to be thoughtful and loving.

What have you been praying earnestly about the last week? What is your heart’s desire? Ask the Holy Spirit to show you how you can put feet to that prayer. Then, walk the talk!

Courtesy of Adrian Rogers

Wow!  Such a simple but profound thought.  Meditate on this for a few moments and just let the truth sink in.  We often pray to God for things and then sit back and think our work is done.  How ridiculous is that?  We need to ask if there is something He wants us to do on our own behalf.  After all, how can we expect God to answer our prayers to find a job if we never leave the house, fill out an application, or turn in a resume.


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