Walking in love is one of the great privileges we have as Christians. Because there are so many different things said about it, some confusion on the subject does exist.
The Apostle Paul writes, "faith works through love."
Gal. 5:6 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything, but only faith working through love. (ESV)
The question we could ask to help clear up confusion is, “Do we need to have a perfect love walk to have functioning faith?”
Here are some thoughts about whose love fuels our faith:
It isn't solely our love, or ability to walk in love that causes our faith to work.
It is understanding God’s love toward us that will cause our faith to consistently work.
Some may say, isn’t that giving people an excuse to not walk in love?
Faith works because we know the one who loves us perfectly and completely.
Knowing His love is what empowers us to trust Him, and it empowers us to love ourselves as well as forgiving others.
The ability to trust God isn’t based on our character, but knowing His character.
Faith isn't a reward for our perfect love walk, instead it’s our response to God's perfect love toward us.
Let’s allow God to love us, receive His forgiveness, let His love and forgiveness flow to others and be bol