For through the Spirit we eagerly await by faith the righteousness for which we hope. For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision has any value. The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.
Amazing love drives us toward a working faith in Christ. James 2:21-22 says, “Was not our father Abraham considered righteous for what he did when he offered his son Isaac on the altar? You see that his faith and his actions were working together, and his faith was made complete by what he did.” (NIV) Abraham was willing to act according to his faith, and God responds to that and spares Isaac. God never intended to have Abraham kill Isaac, but He desired Abraham to live in an obedience driven by love. Our faith consists of both belief in God and right action in response to that belief.
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