What good is it, my brothers and sisters,
if someone says he has faith but does not have works?
Can that faith save him?
If a brother or sister has nothing to wear
and has no food for the day,
and one of you says to them,
“Go in peace, keep warm, and eat well,”
but you do not give them the necessities of the body,
what good is it?
So also faith of itself,
if it does not have works, is dead. (Jas 2:14-17)
“He’s (or she’s) all talk.”
How many times in our lives have we heard that said about others? How many times have we, ourselves, said that about others? Come to think of it, I wonder how many times that has been said about us?
There are many people who are just that. They do a great job talking about the faith but, when it comes right down to it, they do a miserable job living the faith.
They talk the talk but do not walk the walk.
If that is the kind of “faith” that we have — a faith that is all talk and no action — the faith that we claim to have is really dead. We have to be a people of action, not of words.
Instead of talking about what it means to be a Christian, we need to get out into the trenches and live our Christianity. We cannot wait for someone else to do it.
We are called to action.
FAITH ACTION: What will you do today to show that you are a believer?