Some people say it is our works that count, not our faith, but I disagree.
I say that God wants our faith,
and here are some reasons that I say this.
This is the quote about the woman who touched the cloak of Jesus.
Matthew 9:22, “Take heart, daughter”, Jesus said, “your faith has healed you.”
He does not say that she has done so many good deeds, so she is healed.
Next there is what Jesus says about two blind men.
Matthew 9:28 & 29, Jesus asked them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” “According to your faith let it be done to you”, and their sight was restored.
Again, they are not asked about their deeds, or what great things they have accomplished.
Jesus asked only if they believe.
Then this is what Apostle Paul says.
Romans 1:17, As it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.”
Isn’t it our faith that helps us through the day?
Isn’t it our faith that makes us return to prayer again and again?
This is because we believe that God hears our prayers.
Although I might feel joy in helping someone,
that is not what gets me through difficult problems of my own.
I believe in doing good.
Jesus did many good deeds.
I do not think; however, that our deeds are more important than our faith.
Instead I believe the opposite.
I believe our faith is what saves us, what heals us, and
what motivates us to do good for others.