Works Matter by Max Lucado
“If people say they have faith, but do nothing, their faith is worth nothing. Can faith like that save them?”
James’ message is bare-knuckled; his style is bare-boned. Talk is cheap, he argues. Service is invaluable.
It’s not that works save the Christian, but that works mark the Christian. In James’ book of logic, it only makes sense that we who have been given much should give much. Not just with words. But with our lives.
“Why should anyone be shattered by the thought of hell? It is not compulsory for anyone to go there.” ~ Thomas Merton
My mouth is filled with your praise, declaring your splendor all day long. Psalm 71:8