Re:Verse reading–James 2:14-26 (day three)
“Can such faith save them?” We throw words around all the time like we know what we’re doing. One such word is “believe”. What do we mean when we use that word? Consider two people who are hard workers and true to their word with their families and in their dealings with others day by day. One, we learn, “believes in” God, while the other, we discover, is unconvinced of God’s existence. What does belief really mean in this instance? Does belief mean anything more than choosing the “right answer”, all other things being equal? Is each person’s eternal destiny the only difference between these two? James reveals that to believe is to arrange your life in such a way that you live as if what you say you believe is true. In other words, belief is a life, not a resumé.