The scripture for today, May 1, is Romans 5:1 as found in the New Testament of the Bible:
“Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Of course, if we do not have faith in Jesus, we will not obey any of his commands. He said in John 15:14, “You are my friends IF you do what I command.”
Some people say we are not saved by works, and this is true in the sense that we have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23) and the wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23).
But faith does lead to works. In fact, Jesus himself said that faith/belief itself is a work (John 6:29). And James 2:18 says we prove our faith by works.
Yes, it is a beautiful thing that we are saved by the Grace of God and the Death of Jesus. That was their part. Our part is to believe it, accept it, and actively follow it by obeying.
That, too, is beautiful.