Re:Verse passage – James 2:14-26 (day four)
In Luke 10, Jesus tells the parable of the Good Samaritan. A man was traveling when he was attacked by robbers. The first two men that came upon the injured traveler were religious leaders who would certainly argue about their faith. The third man to come by was a Samaritan…he stopped and helped the traveler. He bandaged his wounds, carried him to safety and cared for him. He then left money to cover the traveler’s additional needs until he recovered. Which man showed an active, living faith?
Verse 17 says faith cannot be ‘by itself’. True saving faith can never be by itself…it always brings life and life produces good works. Which faith would James say was a valid, saving faith? Would it be the priest or Levite or would it be the Samaritan? When someone is in need in your life, do you walk by or will you stop and help?