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The Judaizer who says, "you must be circumcised," and his antagonist who says, "you must be uncircumcised," are really in the same boat. The hand alone can receive an alms, but cannot cut a piece of wood without an axe or some instrument. See the grandeur of faith as it is the human correlative, and the human measure, of the ATONEMENT OF JESUS CHRIST. ShowII. When once at work, what will net a Christian endure? Through the demonstration I carry the mind back, step by step, until it is landed in one of those original and necessary cognitions. )Faith and love intimately connectedLuther., F. If it sets the Lord always before us.2. Faith which loves not, is not faith; it is dead. Origin of the word, and its uses at that time.2. As there can be no faith which does not involve repentance as its immediate consequence, so there can be no repentance which has not been preceded by the faith of which it was born: and the difference between the two is simply in the order of thought in which you choose to contemplate them. Do not divert the faith of Christ our Saviour, that world-controlling, world-conquering faith, from its proper functions; we cannot afford to lose its aid, we want the whole volume of its waters, the undivided strength of its stream, to moisten the dry soil of our hardened hearts, to feed and cleanse our dark habitations, to turn the vast wheels of our complex social system, to deepen our shallow thoughts, to widen our narrow sympathies, to sweeten our bitter controversies, to freshen our stagnant indolence. Unwavering perseverance; continuity.4. But I turn to faith, which equally exercises this intellect, which draws out all the affections of the soul and the immense power of the will; which presents man before me in the full complement of his powers; which reveals me to myself in the superb integrity of my nature — and I feel that if, through grace, I have been able to exercise this faith in the gospel of Jesus Christ, I have put forth an act which has brought out the totality of my being, which has expressed all the constituents of my nature, and which, therefore, in its essential glory, immeasurably transcends all other acts within the compass of the human soul. Objectively considered. What is bad in the past is cancelled. It sets the things of the other world before us.3. (Psalm 31:19, 23).II. We are justified, or accounted righteous before God, neither for faith nor love, but for the merits of our Lord Jesus Christ alone. Faith takes hold of Him, and love helps to keep the grip. — How faith in God doth produce love to God.1. As love is the life of faith, so with the increase of love, faith increaseth. If faith be weak, it will not work in the dark. Everyday let's appreciate the fact that we are not slaves of sin, slaves to our own worst impulses, and slaves of men. The next thing is union with Christ. In this one broad channel, faith may work as it will; it will find enough to fill, enough to fertilize, many rough corners to be rounded off, many intervening obstacles to be washed away, many winding tracks to be followed. A. This again, is just what faith gives. Through the demonstration I carry the mind back, step by step, until it is landed in one of those original and necessary cognitions. Answer — Not by its own power. (Hebrews 11.) If faith be weak, it will work but weakly. It may be a torrent tearing and rending everything before it; it may be diverted into a hundred insignificant streams; or it may be a calm and mighty river, fertilizing and civilizing the world. Then you say, charity — that is, love — is greater than faith? W. Beecher.You cannot love by mere trying. Vaughan, M. A.Now observe, this "love" has nothing to do with saving you. We are justified, or accounted righteous before God, neither for faith nor love, but for the merits of our Lord Jesus Christ alone. If faith be weak, it will work but weakly. Yet in act, faith cannot be without love. Thus, faith is seen to be the germ, first of our repentance, then of our obedience, and then of that supreme love which we have to God when we love Him with all the heart and with all the soul and with all the strength and with all the mind. For correction of unrighteous conduct. Or look at him again in another of the consequences of faith; "And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity." (1)Free and voluntary. By the familiarity with God and the congeniality of disposition which it breeds in the heart.II. — Faith works by love. That man walks this earth, and with every step he feels and realizes that he is in another world of unseen things, greater and far more real to him than what he can see about him. )LinksGalatians 5:6 NIVGalatians 5:6 NLTGalatians 5:6 ESVGalatians 5:6 NASBGalatians 5:6 KJVGalatians 5:6 Bible AppsGalatians 5:6 ParallelGalatians 5:6 Biblia ParalelaGalatians 5:6 Chinese BibleGalatians 5:6 French BibleGalatians 5:6 German BibleGalatians 5:6 CommentariesBible Hub, (2)It is abounding (1 Corinthians 15. last verse). I. Answer — There is a two-fold love. By acquainting the soul with the great love of God to us.3. It is from the supplies of the Spirit of God; the Spirit of God works in every act of believing (Colossians 1:29). (3)It is a profane faith. (3) Approve ourselves to God first. )Faith is the source; charity, that is, the whole Christian life, is the stream from it. Answer — It is that which nothing else can do. As in human love we cannot love unless we have seen, heard, or in some way known, so, without faith, we cannot know aught of God, or know that there is a God whom to love. (Dean Stanley. Love is perhaps increased more by doing than by receiving good; at least, by doing good out of the love of God. For instruction in righteousness. Adams.Judith goes in alone, and by her own hand delivers Israel; the waiting woman hath not a stroke in it (Judith 13.). Where love is, obedience is. Could we ever understand Him, except by the power of faith? Thus I meet the shallow criticism which men sometimes make against the gospel, when they say, "We turn to one Scripture which declares, 'Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved;' and we turn to another Scripture which proclaims, 'Repent and be converted for the remission of sins.'" We love those most, to whom we do most good. If it be weak, it will not work alone, it must have company.[3.] By acquainting the soul with His most excellent perfections.2. (2) It is the work of the devil to puff up that he may pull down; but God abases that He may exalt. Answer — There is a two-fold love. Answer — Not by its own power. Leaving his kindred and country to follow God, he knew not where.[2.] Faith may subdue kingdoms, may overcome worlds, but first of all it must be inspired by love. When the soul is to be discharged out of prison and moves to the high court of heaven, faith waits upon her all the way; but at the presence-chamber of glory, faith stays without and love only enters. When you have reached that condition, then you may call yourself an expert Christian.(H. Such it is in all matters respecting man's life, his interests, and his passions. )Faith workethI have read that a bishop of the Episcopal Church said, "When I was about entering the ministry, I was one day in conversation with an old Christian friend, who said, 'You are to be ordained: when you are ordained, preach to sinners as you find them; tell them to believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and they shall be as safe as if they were in heaven; and then tell them to work like horses. It purifies the heart.4. — That faith is a working grace: we have many Scriptures that prove this (2 Thessalonians 1:11). It doth more than sight or sense can do. (2)It is a barren faith. 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