Faith Works By Love
Daily Devotion for June 20th
For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith. For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love. Galatians 5:5-6
Faith is the single most important aspect of your Christian life. Without it, it is impossible to please God. Hebrews 11:6. Faith is also the hardest fought battle of a child of God. Unbelief is probably the one thing we struggle with the most. Out of all the things Satan will attempt to tear down in your life, your faith is at the very top. How much do you concentrate on either keeping your faith strong or else increasing your faith?
When Paul wrote to the Galatian believers, he declared an amazing thing here. Faith works by love! What exactly does this mean? Paul also wrote to the Corinthian believers, when speaking of love (charity), a similar idea which reads of charity…Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. Charity never faileth…The idea here is that if we seek to know the love of God, then charity; which is the kind of love God has, will change our perception of faith.
You may say, how does love change our faith? It’s not as difficult as it may seem. If you understand how much God loves you; if you understand how much God loves the world, you would realize that God loves you so much that He is willing to deliver you from all of Satan’s bondages. Knowing the love of God will bring forth such a strong faith in Christ that you’ll know He is willing to heal, set free and save. So in essence, the love of God itself brings faith.
Love and faith work together. When we ask the Lord to help us with our faith, we should also ask Him to give us a greater love; a perfected love. Jesus moved with compassion to pray for those who needed healing. You may be asking God today to increase your faith or to help you trust Him more. Friend, we need to learn of God’s love. His amazing love for you will birth such a faith where you will realize, He that spared not His own Son, but gave Him up for us all, how shall he not with Him also freely give us all things! Romans 8:32. Do you desire a greater faith? Once you realize how much He loves you, you’ll understand He wants to touch; He wants to heal, he wants to deliver. The knowledge of His love will make it so easy for you to come to Him in faith. Your faith works by the knowledge of His love!