The Apostle James challenges us to understand the connection between faith and obedience! He writes in James 2:17 that faith without works is dead. In other words, we cannot have unshakable faith without obedience!
Developing steadfast trust takes time. Yes, we are born again through simple childlike faith, but a growing knowledge of GOD and a deepening confidence in Him keeps us convicted and strengthens our faith in times of testing (trials)!
Hebrews Chapter 11 shows us that obedience is critical to steadfast faith! Noah, never seeing rain, obeyed GOD and built an ark! Abraham left his home to go to a place not yet known, obeying GOD by faith.
And it is impossible to please GOD without faith.
Knowing and trusting GOD through His Son, and experiencing His presence and living obediently, are the factors needed to develop an unshakable faith. How unshakable is yours?
Love & Blessings,
Pastor Bruce and Suzi Elman
L’Chaim Messianic Congregation
Lake Worth, Florida