It is amazing how God ranks love over works. We may be the best Deacons, Usher, Pastors, Singers, Servers and Churchgoers this side of heaven. But if we are void of love everything we do amounts to nothing.
Wow! Deep huh? Lord, I helped little Katy rescue Ms. Fuzzy out of the tree. I gave my entire check to feed the poor. I donated cases and cases of water to Flint Michigan. However, I can hear God say, “But without love these works amount to nothing.”
I can truly say, I have been guilty of offering God works packaged in a box called love. Nevertheless, my box was probably worthless because it wasn’t wrapped in true heart felt love for God or my fellow man.
Do you know we can preach doctrine that is correct but be morally out of the will God?
Scripture tells us in 1John 4:20-21, “If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen? And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.”
There is so much hatred in the world for our fellow man because of their skin color, religion, gender or ethnicity in my opinion. We should be able to disagree with a person on the foundation of the scripture and not harvest hatred for them because they are different.
If we are Christians then we should be leading the way in love.
Nevertheless, Christians can be some of the most hateful and mean-spirited people all in the name of God.
If our hearts are filled with this kind of impediment then we need to ask Jesus to heal our hearts. We need to ask the Lord to wash us from our shortcomings and then begin to do His will.
Love must be that which can transcend beyond the physical and impact the spiritual. The only way to possess a love like this is to accept the love that Jesus shows all humanity. Jesus loves humanity with a supernatural love. His loves goes beyond the limits of earthly means and loves us in away that can’t be fully comprehended.
We are the most undeserving people in the world. However, Jesus’ love covers us. His love comforts us and His love keeps us.
Jesus’ love transcends Christanity, it even extends to non-believers. However, non-believers can’t receive the free gift of life (Salvation). Subsequently, His love does offer them a chance to inherit eternal life barring that they (The non-believer) accept Jesus as their personal Savior and Lord.
You know…God is not like man. He doesn’t champion the construction of tall skyscrapers or super important jobs. God wants us to focus on the hardest job there is…Love.
He wants us to love without limits. He wants us to love our enemies, backstabbing friends, difficult spouses, pain in the neck family memebers.
Lets us seek to build a life of godly love. Let us aspire to please God with a love that brings him glory. Love that does not disqualify our works is a love made by God.
God is so amazing because he had to do the same with us. He had to love the unlovable, he had to love the sneaky, he loves the rude and uncaring.
And you know what? He is still loving us today.
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