Galatians 5:6 For in Christ neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything, but faith working through love.
During this writing there was a resurgence of needing to follow the law, specifically circumcision in order to be a “good” follower of Christ. We still struggle with this today: healthy and wealthy way of life, serve enough, give enough, go to church. We as humans twist what the Gospel truly is, and we always will-because we are flawed. We will focus on what we can see, which is works. And we forget that God doesn’t want our works or our goodness or our money or our presence in a building, He wants our heart and life. When we do this, there is always an outpouring of love and worship to Him which is often seen in our works, service and giving. But it’s the heart behind it that matters!
”For Christ [it] means nothing…”
Does God appreciate and honor our good works when our heart intentions are not focused solely on loving and worshipping Him?
“…but faith working through love.”
This word, “working”, means to energize.
Our heart filled faith energizes us to love.