No mercy will be shown to those who show no mercy to others. Mercy triumphs over judgment.
My brothers and sisters, what good does it do if someone claims to have faith but doesn't do any good things? Can this kind of faith save him?
Suppose a believer, whether a man or a woman, needs clothes or food
and one of you tells that person, "God be with you! Stay warm, and make sure you eat enough." If you don't provide for that person's physical needs, what good does it do?
In the same way, faith by itself is dead if it doesn't cause you to do any good things.
Another person might say, "You have faith, but I do good things." Show me your faith apart from the good things you do. I will show you my faith by the good things I do.
You believe that there is one God. That's fine! The demons also believe that, and they tremble with fear.
You fool! Do you have to be shown that faith which does nothing is useless?
Didn't our ancestor Abraham receive God's approval as a result of what he did when he offered his son Isaac as a sacrifice on the altar?
You see that Abraham's faith and what he did worked together. His faith was shown to be genuine by what he did.
The Scripture passage came true. It says, "Abraham believed God, and that faith was regarded by God to be his approval of Abraham." So Abraham was called God's friend.