I think Brother Mark has given some excellent answers. I do want to clarify one thing. Faith does not enable works. Anyone can go out and do good works. There are tons of examples of people doing good works but they do not have faith in Jesus.
Faith does result in works though. As James tells us, faith without works is dead.
Woodrow Call: For all you know it invites people to rob us.
Gus McCrae: Well the first man comes along that can read Latin is welcome to rob us, far as I'm concerned. I'd like a chance t' shoot at a educated man once in my life.
If I find,
If I find my own way,
How much will I find?
-- Joseph Arthur, In the Sun