18 Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: show me thy faith without thy works, and I will show thee my faith by my works. (James 2:18 KJV)
I am jumping into politics again, not really wanting to do it but because I see so much that is happening in the USA political scene, I have the urge. James 2:18 not only apply to the President but also to Congress and private citizens as well. Here James simply say; for you to have faith in someone who will tell you what he or she will do is not good enough. Show what work have been done or is being done, then there is faith in the person. In other words, don’t tell me what you are going to do, prove it by doing it. Just prove it.
The promises all have been made by the mouth only, not withstanding the legal ramifications or hoops that must be jumped in order to obtain these promises. Anyone can make a promise but can these promises be delivered? We were told that things will be done without anyone suffering because of the actions. Moses was leading the people to a life of milk and honey, streets of gold. But, there was one stipulation, they must abide by God’s laws. Nothing is given without some type of work, sacrifice. Prove that there is enough faith to acquire whatever it is. Just prove it.
18 And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace. (James 3:18 KJV)
2 For the transgression of a land many are the princes thereof: but by a man of understanding and knowledge the state thereof shall be prolonged. (Proverbs 28:2 KJV)
As I go on I am drawn to things that have been said by the President of the USA but remind myself of the above passages in the Bible. Make peace everywhere that you can. Go to war when there is no other option. But, while doing this understand the mechanics of what is being dealt with. The President does not read much, if anything. People must do this for him. He have said that he read no more than two or three pages, if that. He want to meet with the N. Koreans but he does not know their political history nor care. He does not know what is going on in the world and that what he does or say have an effect, not only in the USA, but all over the world. He does not have understanding nor knowledge to make a prudent decision on anything.
Promise peace but not knowing nor understanding how to grasp what is being sort leads to disaster. No country is alone, they are a part of the world. Why are we, as a country, trying so hard to be an isolationist? That is not why this country was established. That is not why the USA exist or can exist. We are apart of the main, apart of the world. We must have the understanding, knowledge and peace to carryout the promises, not only to ourselves, but to the world.
So I will have faith in the person that show what can be done, what is being done and what is done. I have faith in the person that will attempt to obtain peace, have the knowledge to talk to people about peace and understand all the mechanics of worldly things. I don’t want anymore vain promises from a person that is not knowledgeable nor understand anything. JUST PROVE IT!!!!