Because we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love you have for all God’s people—
O how instructive this verse is!
“Faith in Christ…..Love to all the saints” Selah.
Let us dwell on the second aspect…Agape to all the saints! We are bonded by cords of love…we are enjoined to pour out agape to all…especially to the brethren.
It is worth noting that we are all at different levels of faith and hence we need to deal wisely with other believers. We demonstrate our FAITH IN CHRIST “for ourselves before God” (Romans 14:22); and demonstrate our LOVE towards the brethren all the time. Love has to reign at all times in dealing with other believers.