Saturday, March 28, 2015

Love and Faith

In the Epistle of Paul to Philemon, he says that he has heard of the "love and faith" which he has toward both the Lord and his brethren. Then he says that the "sharing of your faith may become effective by the acknowledgement of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus."(Philemon 6) The Greek word for "effective" means "active, operative and powerful." Isn't that what we want? We want to be active, operative, and powerful in our witness for the Gospel. The key to getting this is clear. Both the love and faith Paul spoke of are not passive. They must have action. If we have love for God and man, we will share our faith, because from love and faith spring the fruits of the Spirit. Love will produce goodness, gentleness, and patience, while faith issues joy and peace. There goes another minute. Gone forever. Go share your faith while you still have time.