The Law of Love

We tend to think love is an emotion. But love is an action. God is the source of love; love in action. He sacrificed his only son, Jesus, to die for our sins. Therefore, Jesus is the greatest example of love. He lived, He died,  and He rose for US.

When we accept God’s gift of salvation, we also inherit that same love power; we can love selflessly through the Holy Spirit. We are commanded to use that power to love one and serve one another.

Do we act in love?

It is easy to confess our love for God by going to church once a week or quoting a Bible verse once in  a while. But real love in action (or not) is how we treat the people God places in our lives; family members, friends, church family and even strangers. The Bible says we cannot truly love God if we cannot truly love those who are created in His image.

How are you loving today? Are you loving through the true Source of love?

Today’s scriptures:

“Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another…And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.”
– 1 John 4:11 & 14-16

Be a Doer

The entire book of James is a guide to Christian living.  But it’s not solely intended for new believers. Mature Christians need to be reminded how to live because we can become complacent, discouraged and grumpy. Yes, it is true! We all fall short!

The world is in utter chaos. Governments cannot get along. Families cannot get along. Friends cannot get along. AND, God’s own people struggle to get along sometimes,

Brothers and sisters in Christ, we are supposed to be setting the example for the rest of the world to see. We are supposed to be reflecting the love and light of Jesus.

We must obey God. The Bible (God’s word) holds His instructions and promises for us.

While we cannot control how the rest of the world behaves, we can control our behavior and strive to be doers of the word. Let’s stop our petty debates and redirect our focus the things of God, serving Him and others.

God never promised us that His plan for our life would be easy to follow, but He did promise us abundant blessings along the way. Let’s pray to be stronger witnesses of God’s word and the good news.

Let’s be doers of His word.