Faith has to be practical

I heard about a young woman who took her fiancé home to meet her parents. After dinner the father took him aside asked him what he did for a living. He replied that he was a student of the Bible. So the father asked how he was going to support his daughter, and the young man said: ‘I will study and God will provide.’ ‘What about the engagement ring?’ the father asked. ‘God will provide,’ the young man said. ‘And children?’ asks the father. ‘How will you support them?’ ‘Don’t worry,’ he says. ‘God will provide.’ Discussing it with his wife later that night, the girl’s father said: ‘Well, he has no job and no plans, but the good news is he thinks I’m God.’
However, faith has to be practical as well as idealistic, because real faith is a confidence in God’s faithfulness that becomes a reality in and through what we do.

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