Saturday, January 30, 2010

Faith and Works

A man hired young boy, whose father owned a small boat, to row him across a lake. About halfway across the man noticed a "W" painted on one oar and an "F" on the other. When he asked what the letters meant, he was told that F stood for FAITH and W for WORKS. "If you just row with faith, you go in circles to your left," said the boy. "If you row only with works, you go in circles to your right. In order to go straight ahead you have to use both of them."
The same principle applies to life. If we just use faith, or only works, we will go in circles. We must use both to make progress.

This was true with David when he killed Goliath. Faith alone could not conquer, but with works and faith, he triumphed.

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