“….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
- Psalm 108:4 NIV – How great is Your love (pagprayer.wordpress.com)
- Faith is not a feeling (yesgodisineverything.wordpress.com)
- God Is Love (planet.infowars.com)
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Don’t you think this is another one of those hum drum sites; you are mistaken. At this site…prayers go out and answers come in, just like the train station! We confess it by faith!
Let’s look at Mark 11: 22
And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.
This doesn’t mean have faith in the yourself, bank, the mailman, the doctor (without God’s help), the nurse, your neighbor, your spouse, your cousin, your sister, American Express, the gossip magazines, the airlines…not before God. Let God be your focus .
Some interpret this passage to say:
Have the God kind of faith. Have faith like God. Remember God swore by Himself because He could find no one greater than He. God is all powerful, your provider, your Healer, your Savior…don’t get me started!
It doesn’t say for me to have the (say your name) type of faith; it says have the God kind of faith.