Faith


“What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can such faith save him?”— James 2:14

Plenty of seemingly thoughtful words are spent on the question of whether God exists. However, answering the question is meaningless if it is strictly a thoughtful exercise. As James points out, even the demons believe to this extent (2:19). If God does exist, then God is by definition the most important thing in the universe. Seeking God is therefore more meaningful than seeking anything else. I can claim to have faith in God, but a true faith will make its claim on me. The power of this faith is seen in the action or effect, such as personal change, that arises from confronting the universe’s most important thing.

[31 Days of James]