For you will render to a man
according to his work. (Psalm 62:12 ESV)
For God alone my soul waits in silence;
from him comes my salvation. He only is my rock and my salvation,
my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken. (Psalm 62:1-2 ESV)
This faith is in God himself as the source of salvation: “from him comes my salvation. He only is my rock and my salvation…”
Here’s my point. Yes, we are undoubtedly saved through faith (graciously) by God (specifically in Christ), and that salvation will produce works. If it does not, then it is not real faith. It is something else entirely. This is hard for people in the church to hear who have thought of themselves as Christian because of a prayer they said at some point in time. Prayer is good, and prayer can be an act of faith. But if prayer is meant to buy a license to live as one pleases with a safety net of Jesus to wash it all away, it is not a prayer of faith in God. The church presents a big problem in the world when its members fail to bear fruit. The world looks on and sees hypocrites or simply a social club. That is not salt and light. May the Lord protect the purity of his church that we might not lose our saltiness!
What fruit does your faith produce?
Chronological Reading Plan plus Psalms: Num 19-21, Ps 62