Why Love Is Greater than Faith if Faith Saves: Love Imitates God
Galatians 5:6 says that faith works by love. This verse means that faith is manifested by loving others. By loving others, we show that we believe in Jesus’ ability to wash away our sins with His resurrection because He is God and His love for us is so great that He took on the sins of the world to save our lives.
This belief translates into complete trust in God. We know that everything He says and does is true. This knowledge compels us to love Him with all our soul, mind, heart, and strength. When we believe that all He wants us to do is right and we are in total agreement with Him, our soul, which defines our mind, which determines the quick feelings of our heart through our values and beliefs, becomes Him. As the saying goes, “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.” One imitates someone else because one admires that person and values what that person is doing.
By loving others, we show that we believe Jesus that He loved us so much that He died to save us from hell, and we want to imitate His love. Love becomes our faith in God’s love and sums up faith as the greatest of faith, hope, and love. Our love shows our faith.