Trust-in Action

What good is it, my brothers, if someone claims to have faith but has no actions to prove it? Is such “faith” able to save him? . . . . Thus, faith by itself, unaccompanied by actions, is dead.

James 2:14,17

Well, now that we have defined ‘trust’, how may we use this in our daily lives. Do you find it strange that I use the action word ‘use’, in referring to trust? In the Greek mind orientation, the one most Christian congregations and their Bibles use today, trust is a passive word – it is without action; it is a thought and a quiet value. In the Hebrew mind orientation, trust is active. When we use trust, we walk out in trust. This is called emunah, in Hebrew, meaning faith. Having faith means stepping forward in trust of the One who loves us and guides us.

Abba B’Shamayim, Heavenly Father, we trust Your Love and Your Word. Our faith in You means we step forward in that trust, walking forward into the light, perhaps not knowing where we are going but knowing you are guiding us. Thank You. B’Shem Adonai Yeshua, Mashichainu, Our Messiah, Amen.

By heartformessiah

Dr. Michael Wodlinger is a Messianic Jew, living in Quebec, Canada. He has been a university professor and a rabbi of a Messianic Fellowship.

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