Guess my faith is working? I’m believing.

James 2:14-26 New King James Version (NKJV)

Faith Without Works Is Dead<sup class="crossreference" data-cr="#cen-NKJV-30308A" data-link="(A)” style=”font-size: 0.9em; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: top; font-weight: normal”>

14 <sup class="crossreference" data-cr="#cen-NKJV-30308B" data-link="(B)” style=”font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: top”>What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him? 15 <sup class="crossreference" data-cr="#cen-NKJV-30309C" data-link="(C)” style=”font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: top”>If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food, 16 and <sup class="crossreference" data-cr="#cen-NKJV-30310D" data-link="(D)” style=”font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: top”>one of you says to them, “Depart in peace, be warmed and filled,” but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit? 17 Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.

18 But someone will say, “You have faith, and I have works.” <sup class="crossreference" data-cr="#cen-NKJV-30312E" data-link="(E)” style=”font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: top”>

Show me your faith without <sup class="footnote" data-fn="#fen-NKJV-30312a" data-link="[a]” style=”font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: top”>[a]your works, <sup class="crossreference" data-cr="#cen-NKJV-30312F" data-link="(F)” style=”font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: top”>and I will show you my faith by <sup class="footnote" data-fn="#fen-NKJV-30312b" data-link="[b]” style=”font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: top”>[b]my works. 19 You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe—and tremble! 20 But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without works is <sup class="footnote" data-fn="#fen-NKJV-30314c" data-link="[c]” style=”font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: top”>[c]dead? 21 

He called him foolish? I wonder if his feel goods were hurt? Seems kind of strong? Yet true.

Was not Abraham our father justified by works <sup class="crossreference" data-cr="#cen-NKJV-30315G" data-link="(G)” style=”font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: top”>when he offered Isaac his son on the altar? 22 Do you see <sup class="crossreference" data-cr="#cen-NKJV-30316H" data-link="(H)” style=”font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: top”>that faith was working together with his works, and by <sup class="crossreference" data-cr="#cen-NKJV-30316I" data-link="(I)” style=”font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: top”>works faith was made <sup class="footnote" data-fn="#fen-NKJV-30316d" data-link="[d]” style=”font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: top”>[d]perfect? 23 And the Scripture was fulfilled which says, <sup class="crossreference" data-cr="#cen-NKJV-30317J" data-link="(J)” style=”font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: top”>“Abraham believed God, and it was <sup class="footnote" data-fn="#fen-NKJV-30317e" data-link="[e]” style=”font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: top”>[e]accounted to him for righteousness.” And he was called <sup class="crossreference" data-cr="#cen-NKJV-30317K" data-link="(K)” style=”font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: top”>the friend of God. 24 You see then that a man is justified by works, and not by faith only.

25 Likewise, <sup class="crossreference" data-cr="#cen-NKJV-30319L" data-link="(L)” style=”font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: top”>was not Rahab the harlot also justified by works when she received the messengers and sent them out another way?

26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.

My mom is justified by her works. And she changing her course and stand now that she has this vital information to help her be able to calculate her course in this life better?

It’s ok Mama. People struggle with change? And it does take time for it to sink in. This things got a hang time. Worst brain fart ever. Lol. We got this. My faith is working. Xoxo.

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