RICHARD DEAN BROOKS
OBEDIENCE SHOWS OUR GENUINE FAITH!!
21Was not our father Abraham considered righteous for what he did when he offered his son Isaac on the altar? 22You see that his faith and his actions were working together, and his faith was made complete by what he did. 23And the scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness,” and he was called God’s friend. 24You see that a person is considered righteous by what they do and not by faith alone.
2: 21-24 James says that Abraham was “considered righteous” for what he did. Paul says he was justified because he believed God (Romans 4: 1-5). James and Paul are not contradicting but complementing each other. Let’s not conclude that the truth is a blending of these two statements. We are not justified by what we do in any way. True faith always results in good deeds, but the deeds do not justify us. Faith brings us salvation; active obedience demonstrates that our faith is genuine.Tyndale. NIV Life Application Study Bible
ON THE WAY HOME WALK WITH JESUS and let your obedience to GODS WILL be shown in your changed life of following CHRIST!!
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