Faith is Something You Do
Real faith is not just something you think. Some people think of faith as a philosophical search. It's something they want to discuss and debate and argue about. James is saying faith is not something you debate. Real faith is something you do. In America today, we have this gap between behavior and belief. And sometimes what we say we believe, we don't always back up with our lifestyle. Faith is not something you think; it's not something you feel; it's not something you say. Faith is more than that; faith will show up in the way you behave. When God comes into your life, he will change you as he stretches your faith. Perhaps people say, "Oh, I have Christ in my life. I believe in Christ," and you say, "How are you different?" If they don't know any difference, you have every reason to doubt they have the real thing. I don't believe somebody as big as Jesus Christ can come into your life and not change you. When he comes into your life, everything starts taking on new meaning and new purpose and new significance and new value.
“Now someone may argue, “Some people have faith; others have good deeds.” But I say, “How can you show me your faith if you don’t have good deeds? I will show you my faith by my good deeds.””
James 2:18 NLT