Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But someone may say, "You have faith, and I good deeds." Show me your faith without any good deeds, and I will show you my faith by my good deeds.
For in union with Christ Jesus, neither circumcision nor the want of it counts for anything, but only faith acting through love.
Faith enabled Abraham, when he was put to the test, to offer Isaac as a sacrifice. He who had accepted God's promises was ready to sacrifice his only son,
1 John 2:5
but whoever obeys his message really has the love of God in perfection in his heart. This is the way we can be sure that we are in union with him;
1 John 4:17
Love attains perfection in us, when we have perfect confidence about the Day of Judgment, because here in this world we are living as he lives.
You see a man is made upright by his good deeds and not simply by having faith.