Faith Expressing Itself
The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.
For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision has any value. The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.
Blessed be the Almighty God, the Heavenly Father in Jesus’ precious and matchless name!
Greetings and warm wishes, beloved brothers and sisters in Christ. The subject verse from the Paul’s letter to the Galatians highlights what is important for leading a true life in Christ. Surely, Christ has set us free and the way we live shows our faith in him. From the context of the verse it is clear that going back to things what Jesus had freed us from has no value. Yes, in the sight of God there is no value to either circumcision or uncircumcision. Even these days, we find many things introduced in christian living which are not from God. How sad that we subject ourselves and also enforce our own rules and doctrines on others.
Faith that shows love
Brethren, as the children of God we are to live with faith that is ever-growing in Christ. We are to live our lives in the likeness of our Lord Jesus; led by the Holy Spirit in all things. Moreover, the faith that shows love of Christ glorifies the Almighty God. Faith without love has no value in Christ. Yes, sincere faith in the Lord shall radiate the same love of Christ towards others. As the following verse says, we should walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us.
and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.Ephesians 5:2 NIV
Therefore beloved, let us submit to our Lord in the faith that expresses itself in love. All the glory be to the Living God in Jesus’ mighty name. Amen.