(message begins at 29:30)
James 1:22-25, James 2 The world is overwhelmed with instant information, instant knowledge. Anxiety and hopelessness abounds. Seeking fixes, finding more control to handle all of it seems chaotic. We try to make things right, tweaking here, tinkering there. Where does help come from? Which cure do we accept? Look at what God can do? And how does that work? Through the people who accept the idea that they are in partnership with God to do His work. He turns hearts into hearts to do His work revealing HIs LOVE to those who are in the chaos. Faith acts. He calls us out working together with HIm to bring His kingdom message to do kingdom works. And these called out ones are promised God’s rest–soul rest. God’s work invigorates and gives great peace. What is His work? What does faith-acting look like?
What good is it, dear brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but don’t show it by your actions? Can that kind of faith save anyone?…So you see, we are shown to be right with God by what we do, not by faith alone.
James 2:14, 24