You see that a man is justified by works and not by faith alone. James 2:24
Really? Faith alone saves (not works)! But the point from James is that “saving faith is never alone”. It always is accompanied by good works. The phrase, “You see” is the key. God and everyone else can see my faith by the works in my life. Faith may be professed but it only becomes visible through action.
Do I have a visible faith? Are there works flowing out of my life and devotion to God? I believe so.
God, I know good works don’t save me. But, they are so often a joy as I feel you prompt me to do something and give me the strength and resources to do them. Thank you for this part of who I am and how we live this life together.