“Just as the body is dead without breath, so also faith is dead without good works.” – James 2:26 NLT
I paid a compliment to my friend Bobby once about the kind of husband and all-around good guy he was. His response never left me. “Let’s blame that on Jesus, okay?” It wasn’t false humility. He genuinely desire to recognize that any good work displayed in his life was a work of the grace of God deep within him.
Writing a check is easy. Perhaps the work of earning the money represented by the check is hard, but in terms of generosity and serving other people, writing a check is usually the easy part, especially for people with wealth. Time often feels much more costly to us in the developed world because money seems so replaceable, even in a slow economy.
Men like Chuck Swindoll have a way of articulating profound truths in rather simple statements. In my own mind, I’ve struggled to figure out how to get the idea across that we need to serve people in order to serve God. In today’s insight for living Chuck had this to say…