It was the good works of a Roman centurion which caused God to send apostle Peter to share the Good News with him. Though he was a Gentile, Cornelius managed to tug at God's heartstrings.
Though we are saved by faith, we must not forget the fact we are destined for good works:
- “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast” (Ephesians 2:8-9).
- “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them” (Ephesians 2:10).
- “You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe—and shudder!” (James 2:19).
- James put it succinctly: Faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead (James 2: 17, 26).