…imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
PART THREE: In the first two parts of how to obtain the promises of God we talked about walking in Bible faith, and persevering in faith. You cannot just start to walk by faith, you must stay in faith. The third area to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises is walking in love, and the source of that love is love Himself, which is God. Galatians 5:6 tells us that faith works through love. So if you want your faith to work you must walk in the love of God.
1 John 4:16 And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him. Notice this verse clearly tells us that God is love. When you have known of and believed in the love God has for you, you will not question His Word, but have complete confidence in what God has promised. You will also in turn walk in love toward others, which we are commanded to do so, and don’t forget faith and obedience go hand in hand.
So how do we walk in the love of God? Look at the last part of that verse. To abide in love we must abide in Him and He in is. When you become born again He comes to abide in you, but you must also abide in Him. Simply put, you need to daily spend time with God, in His Word, and through prayer. Whoever you spend time with they begin to rub off on you. God is love and when you spend time with God, He rubs off on you, and you will walk in His love. You to can obtain the promises of God by imitating those who through faith, perseverance, and love have obtained God’s promises.