“The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.” Galatians 5:6
Our faith will cause us to be more loving. It won’t cause us to undertake a regime of self-improvement activities or berate others who don’t measure up to our standards. The test of whether we’re growing in faith is, are we becoming more loving, more joyful, more peaceful, more patient and kinder. That is, are our lives of faith producing spiritual fruit? (5:22-23). Later Paul would write to Timothy, “The purpose of my instruction is that all believers would be filled with love” (1 Timothy 1:5 NLT).