Faith Activated through Love

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Did you know that God has not given you a spirit of fear? (1 Timothy 1:7)  The opposite of fear is faith.  Therefore, you could say that God has given you a spirit of faith.  If God hasn’t given you a spirit of fear, then by default, God has given you a spirit of faith.  You have a spirit of faith!  The last part of 2 Timothy 1:7 reads: “…but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”  You have a spirit of power, love, and a sound mind!

According to 2 Timothy 1:7, faith has a power component, a love component, and a sound mind component.  Faith receives what God has already given; therefore, faith receives power, love, and a sound mind.  Another way to say it would be: Faith is activated by power, love, and a sound mind.  Not only does love activate faith, but according to 2 Timothy 1:7, power and a sound mind also activate faith.  Your faith is activated by power, love, and a sound mind!

Power activates faith, and love activates faith, and a sound mind activates faith.  Power relates to the Holy Spirit; love relates to God the Father, and a sound mind relates to Jesus because you have the mind of Christ.  The entire Trinity is involved here; that’s how important the principle of faith activated through love is in the life of a new creation person.

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