(Galatians 5:6; I John 4:7-9; James 2: 14-18)
What is the use, my brethren, for anyone to profess to have faith if he has no works? Can [such] faith save him? (James 2:14) The Word of God describes faith as the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen (Heb. 11:1). Faith is the pillar of hope. They exist hand in hand. But faith without the activation of love, which compels one to reach out, is according to James, dead. James asked Can faith without work save a person? Paul said, if I have [sufficient] faith so that I can remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing (I Cor. 13:2b). YAHSHUA told the disciples, If you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, Move from here to yonder place, and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you (Matt. 17: 20). “Faith like a grain of mustard” is enough to move mountains when empowered by love. It is not the size that matters, but the completion of faith in love.