Throughout the Bible, God gives the illustration of His people being like His bride. Am I being his faithful bride? This is so immensely more than believing He exists or even that I try to please Him sometimes or visit His house regularly! Am I faithful to Him in relationship like I would be to my spouse, my children, or my best friend? Am I faithful to Father, Jesus, and Holy Spirit because I love them so much? Do I stand with the Godhead at all costs? Do I consider myself a loyal, steadfast, constant, devoted, loving, faithful person? Do you see how that goes way past believing the true fact that Jesus is the Son of God the Father? Even Satan believes that true fact. Am I in close relationship and working together with Jesus and following His ways? Do I really have faith in Father, Jesus, and Holy Spirit…and am I really being faithful in what I do and how I live?
It is more than saying a prayer as a vow in an effort to gain salvation, but then turning and going my own way or back to the way of the world. It is more than belonging to a religious organization. It is a marriage relationship that is lived out in faithfulness.
“Faith by itself, if it does not have works (corresponding actions), is dead.” James 2:17