James 2: 17-26 (NKJV)
Faith by itself, if it does not have works is dead. Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered Isaac his son on the alter? Do you see that faith was working together with his works, and by his works faith was made perfect? And the scripture was fulfilled which says, ‘Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness. And he was called the friend of God.”
You see then that a man is justified by his works, and not by faith only. Likewise, was not Rahab the harlot justified by works when she received the messengers and sent them out another way? For as the body without the spirit is dead, faith without works is dead as well.
“I prayed for twenty years but received no answer until I prayed with my legs.” – Frederick Douglass
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Maurice Guest Jr., is an education administrator in Little Rock, Arkansas.