Today’s exhortation – faith without works
It is so easy to have faith when everything is going right for you and it’s also easy to tell someone else to have faith. However when you find yourself in the midst of a fiery trial, you may find it’s not so easy to have faith. In light of this, let’s be mindful how we treat people who are having a difficult time. We may not understand their pain, but we shouldn’t judge them. If we tell them to have faith, then we must back it up with some action that will help them. Sometimes all they need is for us to understand their pain, be a shoulder to cry on, give them a hug or listen to them pour out their heart.
The bible goes even further by saying, What good is it, dear brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but don’t show it by your actions? Can that kind of faith save anyone? Suppose you see a brother or sister who has no food or clothing, and you say, “Good-bye and have a good day; stay warm and eat well”—but then you don’t give that person any food or clothing. What good does that do? So you see, faith by itself isn’t enough. Unless it produces good deeds, it is dead and useless. (James 2:14-17). Amen