Today I read:
- Genesis 15
- Psalm 18:25-50
- James 2
- Matthew 13
My meditation was: How does this truth make me love God more? How does it reveal his beauty?
Since Genesis 15:6 is a well known verse that establishes faith as the gateway to being made right with God, and since James 2:23 specifically references that same passage in Genesis and then goes on to say that is is not faith alone that “justifies” us, the truth of faith is what emerged for me to meditate on today.
Understanding this confusing dynamic has been a struggle for me for years, as the Scripture does seem to say two different things: faith alone makes us right with God, and faith plus good deeds makes us right with God. So, which is it? (more…)