“What use is it my brethren, if someone says he has faith but he has no works? Can that faith save him” (James 2:14)
Scripture has a way of comforting the afflicted while at the same time afflicting the comfortable. While comfort food is enjoyable, if that’s the entirety of one’s diet, you soon will become fat, lazy, and lethargic. Strange isn’t it? That the best food for physical wellness is the food that rarely tastes the best to our palate? In the same way, the best scriptural food for spiritual wellness isn’t a steady diet of comforting assurances and promises. Those being settled once and for all, we must move on to the portions of God’s word that confront our present lives and challenge us in the disciplined pursuit of Christlikeness.