Faith Without Works is Dead!

Sue’s Views
An oldie but a goodie! This pic demonstrates the need for faith and works if you want to get somewhere! Using only one oar will take you round in circles ….. but using both will get you to the other side of the lake. Abraham was chosen by God because he was a man of tremendous faith. He wasn’t perfect. In fact he messed up quite a few times! He learned that God forgives ….. but we have to live with the consequences of our choices. He also learned that God requires proof of our faith. That’s where the ‘works’ come in. He was given one of the biggest tests of faith when God told him to sacrifice his only son ….. the one he’d waited all his life for ….. the one God’s promise depended on. And yet he obeyed ….. knowing that God was even greater than this test. And God stopped him just in time and said:
“Do not lay a hand on the boy,” he said. “Do not do anything to him. Now I know that you fear God, because you have not withheld from me your son, your only son.” Gen 22:12