Though it’s true that we’re saved by grace through faith alone (as we saw earlier in this series), we are not saved by a faith that is alone. True saving faith will always be accompanied by works. If it isn’t, it’s a dead faith that can’t save. As James tells us, “Faith without works is dead” (2:26).
We consider two things:
We are called upon to examine our lives and make sure that the works are there to indicate we have genuine saving faith.