Make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, self-control, steadfastness, godliness, brotherly affection, love - summarized from 2 Pet 1:5-7 ESV
Faith must become our practice, we said. It’s something we do. James said, for example: “Show me your faith through your works”. For him, faith without works is dead. It’s a fact that we cannot testify about our faith if our works do not testify about it as well. In fact, it’s mostly our works that testify whether we’re believers or not – despite anything we might say! Take note that, in Scripture, these works of faith always lead to love. Love is the ultimate “fruit” of faith. It is the fulfilment of the law, according to Paul. It is what God asks above all, according to Jesus – it’s the “Great Commandment”. Love is the proof of our discipleship, Jesus also said. If you look at yourself, don’t measure your faith by your knowledge, for example of the Bible, or of spiritual things. Don’t measure your faith by your spiritual experiences, or by your ministry or your leadership. No, measure your faith by your love.
Lord Jesus, help me to love as you love! Amen.
Let your faith become love!
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