But someone will say,“You have faith and I have works.”Show me your faith apart from your works,and I by my works will show you my faith. You believe that God is one;you do well. Even the demons believe–and shudder. Do you want to be shown,you senseless person,that faith apart from works is barren? Was not our ancestor Abraham justified by works when he offered his son Isaac on the altar? You see that faith was active along with his works,and faith was brought to completion by the works. Thus the scripture was fulfilled that says,“Abraham believed God,and it was reckoned to him as righteousness,”and he was called the friend of God.
There are those who will but practice a parody of faith –but the genuine response of those who truly love God is to put to action the mandates of that faith in daily,consistent action. What do others see in us that show forth our faith?
Almighty God,as we offer ourselves wholly to You,let us endeavor to show our faith as we act,and let our actions become a manifestation of out faith. Through the intersession of Jesus,Your Son,our brother,and with the grace of the Holy Spirit,may we live in the knowledge of Your Love so that the offering of our lives and labors become worthy gifts. Amen.