The Fruit of Faith
“Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.”
Read Leviticus 19:11-18
One can recognize a true Christian by his deeds; they are a fruit of faith.
Sometimes we can win over our neighbour by our godly walk. Can this also be said of you and me? Perhaps you were somewhat annoyed as you read today’s Scripture passage. But why? Was it because deep down you felt somewhat accused? You realized that God’s Word was a portrait of yourself? Stealing, lying, dishonest practices, oppression, acting unjustly; do you stand guilty of all these things?
Ultimately, when we do not truly love God, it influences our neighbours. We do not desire the best for their lives, we do not “love them as ourselves.” In contrast with the many “thou shalt nots” we have but one “thou shalt” in the Scripture passage before us. This is a divine charge, a royal law (James 2:8).
Indeed, you are not able to fulfill these things of yourself. And yet the Lord mentions twice, “I am the LORD”, I am that I am. God has revealed Himself to us using this name and through it He uncovers our guilt, also in our trespass of the second table of the Law. The Lord demands righteousness and He will also give this to us through His Son.
What are the fruits of faith?
This devotional was taken from “The Time of Your Life” a daily devotional published by the Youth & Educational Committee of the FRC. To order a printed copy of this book, contact: [email protected]