Galatians 5:6 For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth anything, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love.
Everything Jesus paid for in Redemption (Ephesians 1:7) can be obtained by faith. Those justified by faith are to live by faith for it is impossible to please God without faith (Romans 1:17; Hebrews 11:6). Our walk of faith will never be greater than our walk of love. Galatians says, “… faith which worketh by love,” but literally, “faith operating by love,” and “faith coming to effective expression through love.” That means we have to be walking in love as defined by the Word of God of what love is (1 Cor. 13:4-8) in our other relationships or our faith toward God will not work. It also means the direction of our lives cannot be self‑centered, self‑serving life, but rather God‑centered and other‑centered. It is interesting to me that in both instances where Jesus said people had great faith (Matt. 8:10; 15:28), they had great faith for the benefit of another.
In many instances in Hebrews 11 where God commended people for their faith, it was God‑centered and in obedience to advancing His will. Faith doesn’t work if the direction of your life is centered on self‑interest and self‑serving. He never gave us faith to establish our covetousness but rather to obey His will. This seems to be a detail many have missed. God didn’t bless us and give us faith for us to create a life where He becomes unnecessary and for us to live independent of Him.