Faith & Works

May 8, 2020

What good is it, my brothers, 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.

James 2:4-17


In a dance the follower does great deal of work. However, she does not go into the dance looking to do as much work as she can. She goes into the dance looking to be as faithful to the lead as possible. All of the works she does in the dance are the fruit of her faithfulness.


But every so often I dance with a lady who has no idea there is a lead. A  great example of this was when I was at a church dance, and I was dancing with a woman who had the worst case of noodle arms ever. She was connected with my hand, but she did whatever she felt like. Nothing I led got through to her.