You would likely call someone who tried to build a house without a solid
foundation “crazy”, but today’s attached devotional asks, what can one
say of a Christian who tries to build a life without a solid foundation?
God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
James 2:21-23 (ESV)
21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered up his son Isaac on the altar? 22 You see that faith was active along with his works, and faith was completed by his works; 23 and the Scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness”—and he was called a friend of God.
“I cannot obey what God hath commanded me unless I first believe what He hath taught me. And they are both equally difficult, as they are necessary. Indeed, of the two, I think it is harder to lay the sure foundation of faith, than to build the superstructure of obedience upon it, for it seems next to impossible for one that believes every truth, not to obey every command written in the word of God.” [Bishop William Beveridge in Words Old and New selected by Horatius Bonar, (Edinburgh: The Banner of Truth Trust, 1866), p. 232]