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James 2:17-18 GW In the same way, faith by itself is dead if it doesn't cause you to do any good things. Another person might say, "You have faith, but I do good things." Show me your faith apart from the good things you do. I will show you my faith by the good things I do.
I can claim anything I want to, say I believe this or that. I can act like I'm all that as a Christian, but if I don't reach out to help others, if I'm not there for my family, if I don't take time for faith, family and friends, I am an arrogant nothing, a shallow windbag...a hypocrite.
Real faith is more than words, it is faith in action, the love Jesus showed to the poor, the miserable, the blind.
Am I more than words of faith?
V.19-20 You believe that there is one God. That's fine! The demons also believe that, and they tremble with fear. You fool! Do you have to be shown that faith which does nothing is useless?
V.24 You see that a person receives God's approval because of what he does, not only because of what he believes.