“Why’s My Faith So Dead?” – 1st John 3:14 & James 2:14-17

You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. – Deuteronomy 6:5

Bible Exposition

1 John 3:14 (CSB) — 14 We know that we have passed from death to life because we love our brothers and sisters. The one who does not love remains in death.

James 2:14–17 (CSB) — 14 What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but does not have works? Can such faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister is without clothes and lacks daily food 16 and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, stay warm, and be well fed,” but you don’t give them what the body needs, what good is it? 17 In the same way faith, if it doesn’t have works, is dead by itself.

What makes “faith” dead?

I believe it is lovelessness. Look at what works James is talking about. He’s talking about “love”, not the Law. Love – which fulfills the law –…

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