Faith Works

Re:Verse passage – Galatians 5:1-15 (day six)

“…faith working through love.” Galatians 5:6

Faith is not a license to live in disobedience; Paul assures his critics of that. In fact, Paul describes a kind of faith that works through love. This means that love is the fuel that puts faith to work. It is much like marriage should be. You don’t seek your spouse’s well-being to pass an annual review, a checklist that keeps your marriage intact. You seek their well-being because you love them and you have made a covenant with them. Your motivation is not self-preservation, it’s devotion.

Faith without devotion is not faith. James would describe that kind of faith as dead faith (James 2:26)And not only devoted to God but to one another. You can’t have one without the other. (See verse 14.)


Author: Danny Panter

Danny is the Associate Pastor for NextGen Marrieds & Community Missions at FBCSA.

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