Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.
It’s a given that it is our faith that enables us to please God (Heb. 11:6).
Yet our works are the true indicators of our faith (James 2:17). In fact, all our actions are expressions of our beliefs. That’s why Scripture says whatever doesn’t spring from faith is sin (Rom 14:23). That’s why God cares about our works. So should we!