Faith cannot exist without love
because love is what gives birth to faith. It is an unbreakable
circle. The Kingdom of God is motivated by love while the world
thrives on power and greed, so if a person doesn't love God, it is
impossible to have faith in Him as well.
The story of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego illustrates this point
very well. These three men were brought to Babylon as slaves and and
had seen Jerusalem and the temple destroyed.
Yet their love for God was a consuming fire that created faith to
defy King Nebuchadnezzar and his threat of death. So when they had
to make a choice of being loyal to God or worshiping the statue of
Nebuchadnezzar, their response showed they would not abandon God
regardless of the threat.
They faced an uncertain future, but because they were fueled by
God's love, they also had faith that God would deliver them even in
the midst of persecution. We serve a God today that has not changed,
and what he did for these three men, he will also do for you.