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Word for the day “Evidence of Faith”

12 Dec

Galatians 5:5 (NKJV) For we through the Spirit eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness by faith. 6 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, but faith working through love.

Faith is something that can’t be seen. It’s invisible, and consequently, its existence is often questioned. A person can claim to have faith, but on an earthly level, it’s easier to prove the existence of the material than the immaterial. You can sooner prove that you’re licensed to drive a car than you can prove your faith, because again, faith can’t be seen (Hebrews 11:1-3), or can it?

Here’s what we come to discover in God’s Word concerning faith: Although it is invisible and has intangible qualities, its effects aren’t invisible. Faith can be seen by what it produces in people’s actions. There are certain evidences that mark faith’s existence.

Case and point, in the today’s reading verse 6 above Paul tells us that faith will express itself through love. Where there is genuine faith in God, there will also be love for others. Albeit, in his second letter, Apostle Peter gives us a list of other evidences that follow in faith’s wake:

But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love. (2 Peter 1:5-7 NKJV)!

Where there is faith, there’s also going to be virtue, knowledge, self-control, perseverance, godliness, kindness, and of course, love. The bottom line is that there’s going to be growth in spiritual things. Faith begets. It doesn’t stand alone in a vacuum but always manages to increase in ways that will stand out in the way someone lives. Is faith something that can be seen? Yes and no. It doesn’t fall into the realm of the material or tangible. Yet it does prove and evidence itself through things like love, self-control, and perseverance.

Reflection challenge: Be bold enough to ask yourself if there is any evidence of faith in your life. Allow the Lord to show you if any adjustment is needed, and pray that the Lord would increase your faith.

In His Love,
Pastor James

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