Love is the Fruit of Faith

Love and faith go together. Men are saved by faith and the constant result of faith is love toward God and toward your neighbor.

If a man says he has faith and has not love his faith is counterfeit.

Paul brings up this connection throughout his epistles. Click here to get a list of Pauline links between faith and love. Click here for links between faith and charity, a sometimes KJV translation of “love.” Paul knows the genuineness of the his audience’s faith by observing their love.

This goes right along with what Jesus says in John 13:35, “By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.”

Love is a fruit of the Spirit, the first one. Now abides faith, hope and love, and the greatest of these is love. Love trumps faith? Paul says so and Jesus uses love as His benchmark for faith as well. Read 1 John 3:11-23.

This is huge. It really is. Consider it.

3 thoughts on “Love is the Fruit of Faith”

  1. Trying to fulfill the commands of Jesus only from a sense of duty, is the way of death, it makes us no different than the Pharisees.

    The love of Christ working in us and through us from a heart that is changed, is the evidence of true faith.

  2. Even Jesus said that we would be known by our love (John 13:34-35). Funny that he didn’t mention church attendance or how many committees we serve on ;)

  3. Oooh….that brings up my favorite under-quoted passage: Galatians 5:6 -“the only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.”

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