What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? James 2:14
We can claim to be a Christian but if our lifestyle reflects differently from Jesus, you are not truly a Christian. When we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior we become transformed, just like the butterfly transformed from a caterpillar. You must walk the walk if your going to talk the talk.
In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. James 2:17
Can you truly have faith without ever proving it? Before Moses parted the Red Sea he raised his staff in the sky as instructed by God, his works activated his faith.
When Peter trusted Jesus he was able to walk on water, but as soon as he doubted he began to sink. His works were determining his faith.
You see that a person is considered righteous by what they do and not by faith alone. James 2:24
Many are called, but few are chosen. How many of us are not growing spiritually because we have no works? To have faith is one thing, but to follow the will of God is another. Consider Noah called by God to build an Ark, everyone in the world mocked and laughed at him. He took a huge leap of faith and was rewarded with the crown of righteousness by God
As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead. James 2:26
Jesus told us to carry our crosses and follow him, are we truly following him or just have faith in him? Are you living for Christ or just living hoping to see Christ? If you truly want Gods will for your life to be activated, you need to activate your faith with your works in Jesus Name Amen