True Faith

For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, so also faith apart from works is
dead. – James 2:26

Many self-proclaimed Christians today, unfortunately, have an understanding of their faith that couldn’t be further from the truth. Somehow, many of us have come to the conclusion that having faith in Jesus is just about thinking or believing the right things. We say we have faith because we think Jesus really lived, died, and rose again to pay for our sins. Some say they have faith because they believe the Bible is true. And while we should certainly believe in Jesus and in the truth of Scripture, true faith is so much more than just
agreeing with certain truths.
When you look at the heroes of our faith in the Bible, you’ll notice that none of them were heroes of the faith simply because they just really believed in Scriptural truths. They became heroes of the faith because of the things their faith moved them to do.
Noah built an ark. Abraham left his home to live in a foreign land. Moses challenged Pharaoh and led Israel out of Egypt. Israel crossed the Red Sea, and there are many more examples. Faith is supposed to lead us to take action, to do good works! In fact, James would tell us that if it doesn’t, then our so called “faith” is dead.
Is your faith causing you to take action? Or is it just a set of ideas you believe are true? Scripture is clear, true faith is active faith.