DAILY DEVOTIONAL THURSDAY, JANUARY 02, 2020

Abraham had shown the reality of his faith by his willingness to offer Isaac in obedience to God’s command. We are made right in God’s sight through a faith which produces works. This does not claim that God justifies his people by our deeds. The Bible insists that saving faith must show itself by visible commitment to the Lord and compassion for others. Faith alone will bring salvation to anyone, but saving faith does not come alone. It is accompanied by works which show the genuineness of faith. – Thomas D. Lea.

DAILY DEVOTIONAL WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 01, 2020

James 2:22 Updated American Standard Version (UASV)
22 You see that faith was working together with his works, and by the works the faith was perfected

Verse 22 states two facts about Abraham’s faith. First, his faith and his actions were working together. Abraham’s faith prompted his obedience. It prodded him on to do good works. Second, his faith was made complete by what he did. His obedience demonstrated the integrity of his faith. This is not to say that previously Abraham had a weak faith. His willingness to sacrifice Isaac vividly demonstrated the existence of true faith. – Thomas D. Lea.

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