For just as a body without a spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead. -James 2:22..and found myself saying:
Real faith changes the way that we act because we are truly changed on the inside.. our outer acts are a mere reflection of our inner change.I think that we so often miss the point when we read the part of James that speaks of dead faith.. we sometimes miss the point that living faith (versus the dead variety) is alive because we are alive on the inside. Consider these thoughts from the first ten verses in the second chapter of Ephesians:
- We "were dead in the trespasses and sins"..
- God "made us alive together with Christ"..
- We were "created in Christ Jesus for good works".