There is a correlation between man’s faith and his works. Faith always precedes works. It produces them. It should be of note that an Adam whose faith was placed upon himself and his own ability to be like God, was forever cursed to toil the ground because of it. The interesting thing about this curse is that Eden was a place where the ground naturally gave of its fruit freely when that faith was properly placed. The curse that follows has the ground produces trees that hang men rather then help them. It bears thistles and thorns. Even today, men work against nature and their own wages. Jesus did the opposite. He took on the curse head on and accepted the wages of men’s sin. He hung in the tree that men cultivated by their own will. He wore the thorns rather than removing them. He accepted the responsibility rather than running from it. This was so that faith might be returned to God alone. His faith allowed life to be produced and the Holy Spirit to cultivate fruit again in our lives.
Published by Josh McGary
MY NAME IS JOSH MCGARY. First, I am a Pastor of a small church in Portland, Oregon named Aletheia Bible Fellowship. We call it ABF. I have been a pastor there for the better part of 20 years. I am very eclectic. What I love, I love loudly and immersively. I have notable collections of toys, funko pops, and vinyl. I also infamously love pop culture, comic books, technology, the arts, psychology and philosophy. https://sleek.bio/joshmcgary View more posts