Faith Proved by Works

In the second chapter of the epistle of James we read, "Faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone;" also, "As the body without the sprint is dead, so faith without works is dead also." All the faith one could bestow upon the fundamentals of music would never make him a musician; it would be necessary for him to gain an understanding of the laws of music, and put this understanding into faithful, persistent practice, in order to gain results. Similarly, since God is the divine Principle of being, man's relation to Him must be understood and practiced.

A seeker, although petitioning God daily for help, may be filled with fear as to the outcome of his affairs. Now we have no assurance of receiving an answer to the prayer that is uttered with the lips, while the heart is filled with doubt and fear. Hear these emphatic words from Hebrews: "He that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him."

The Interpreter
October 29, 1927

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