Scripture Harmony

Works and Grace, Balance of Scripture Message
Scripture is a song, borne of the Spirit, repeated over time and countless generations, a gift of precious worth to those whose hearts are in tune to its underlying faith-inspiring tones.”
James White (1)

Do the verses below harmonize or cause discordance?

“faith without works is useless … man is justified by works and not by faith alone.” James 2:20-24

“by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.” 
Ephesians 2:8-9

Like all of Scripture, they harmonize because:

♫ We are not saved by works, but faith produces works. If we have no works, then we have no faith.

“No matter how closely we may examine any one text, we must remember that it is but one movement in the symphony that is 'Scripture' as a whole. The glorious balance and harmony of God’s revelation in Scripture is found in the entirety of its testimony.” James White (1) 

I'm rejoicing in the harmony of God's Word today!
(1) Do James and Paul Contradict? By James White 
verses from NASB

1 comment:

  1. Such a good point to bring out Gail. It is our faith that makes us want to serve others and do things for the Lord. Thanks so much for linking up with me last week.

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