ABUMFLASHLIGHT

 “….Faith worketh by love.” (Galatians 5:6)

COMMENT: As I have mentioned previously, my goal in life was to imitate the only professional person who lived in our Detroit ghetto. His name was Ernie Cooper, the pharmacist who worked in the drug store across the street from us. In order to prepare for that course of study in college, I had to take a lot of chemistry courses in high school.*** I don’t remember the formulas and chemical reactions we were forced to memorize, but I do remember a particular interesting principle. Some chemical reactions are so slow that it is necessary to add another chemical to speed up the process. This ingredient is called a catalyst. Spiritually speaking, love is the “catalyst” that makes our faith work. We should not be surprised because love has a higher ranking than faith and hope. (1 Cor. 13:13) In that same chapter we are told “. . . . .and if I have [sufficient] faith so that I can remove mountains, but have not love [God’s love in me], I am nothing [a useless nobody]. (1 Cor. 13:2 Amp. Bible) In 1 Cor. 16:14 we are commanded to “Let all that you do be done in love.” And if by chance you need more convincing, 1 John 4:16 states that “God is Love.” Now if your faith seems to be somewhat impaired, you might want to check out your love walk.

POST SCRIPT: ***I flunked out of Pharmacy at Wayne State University; that profession just wasn’t my calling. I then switched to  the teaching vocation.

SCRIPTURE STUDY:Romans 12:9, 1 Timothy 1:5 and Hebrews 13:1

WISE SAYING: IF FAITH IS A FLASHLIGHT, LOVE IS THE BATTERIES.

Sincerely Yours, Gene McGuire   
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