The Tendency of Love!
“Though I speak with tongues of men and angels but have not loved, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal.” 1 Corinthians 13:1
The gospel becomes unique as a treasure because of the love of John 3:16. Reconciliation was made possible because of John 3:16. Eye lit open because of John 3:16. The gospel is more than just a message. It is an expression of love invitation to God’s people that need amazing grace to be saved and become the best in the world. “Once you truly believe you’re worthy of love, you will never settle for anyone’s second best treatment.” — Charles J. Orlando
In the scripture, we read that God is love, and if God is love, then every one of us is delegated to love. Yet, evidently and unfortunately, we do not practice this genuine love in our contemporary world, not even among ‘Christians.’ We have diluted the true meaning of this love such that we have a different meaning to it. If God is one, and God is love, then we should be one in love.
Lamentations 3:22-23 says, “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”
As a father or mother, our children go on vacation or spend some time away from us doesn’t mean that our love for them will reduce. On the contrary, even when we don’t see them, we still love them. The family is one place you can only hear and experience a glimpse of love, though some are not always the true meaning of love. To be loved is something that is beyond words. However, to love and be loved, that’s everything else because it makes life worth living.
Love is a sufficient reason to accept and forgive because it is God’s written word and a commandment. Irrespective that God’s command is a command, acting towards God’s written word is a blessing to us. Therefore, I want us to take a conscious step to change the world and direct people to the light through these greatest commandments of love. Remember the descriptive of love such as long-suffering and generous, contended, humble, considerate of another’s feelings, unselfish, calm, unsuspicious, magnanimous, hopeful, truthful, and faithful. Proverbs 10:12 says, “Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.”
1. Thank you, Jesus, for all the blessings you have given me.
2. Oh Lord, help me respond to your love and mercy in my heart to those hurting.
3. Receive the grace that will help you live a life of true love in Jesus’ name.