Everything we have is from God. Just like Abraham, we have nothing to boast about. “For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God.” (Romans 4:2) Since he was not justified by his works, was a strong faith all he needed? James 2:14-26 tells us that our faith must be accompanied by works to back it up. Talking again about Abraham, James 2:22 explains, “You see that faith was active along with his works, and faith was completed by his works;” We should live in a way in which our works will show our active faith in the Lord.