WALK BY FAITH AND LOVE BY FAITH
We need to know how to love peolpe by faith. If you do not have faith and you do not know how to operate in it, you are not going to be able to love. 1 Corinthians 13:13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity. love is the primary motive that makes us do anything, there is no greater motivation than love. John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. If God did not love us He wouldn’t have allowed His son Jesus Christ to die for the remission of our sin, God loves us that He is so mindful of us. If i should ask you why do you worship God your answer would be because you love Him, why do you pay your tithe and offering in church? It because you love God. Why do you help your brothers and sisters, its because you love them.
Faith works through love, Galatians 5:6 For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love. Faith is the activator of love, it is more important to love because you actually cannot love people unless you love them by faith. In other to love people in christ you have to love them by faith. Let stop and take a look at this scenario we all have a friend, relatives, people work with and you know they are hard to love.
There are some people who are hard to like, in such cases if do not know how to operate by faith, you will have challenges. That why most people have challenges interacting with people or some christain brethren.
All of us love our special personalities. some times you try to be yourself, but you do not always come out right with other people. Other people do not perceive you the way you perceive your self. For example some perceive me as arrogant, simply because i am confident. Simply because i know who i am in christ. Simply because i have a purpose in mind and i know what i was called to do, and what God want me to do. Many consider that as arrogance, and that makes many have low self esteem that they are afraid to be bold.
Nevertheless, someone might have a problem loving me just because they think i am arrogance. But you have to learn to walk by faith and love by faith, just as i have learn to love you by faith.