Don’t Be a Hater, Show Love at all Times
Titus 3:3 NIV
At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another.
We see that once upon a time, we were full of evil and hate. We were enemies of God, doing everything he hated and hating ourselves. This definitely wasn’t God’s plan for humanity but it came upon us as result of the fall of the first man-Adam.
God made a promise in Ezekiel 36:26
“I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh”
and this promise has been fulfilled in the believer. See, something major happened when we believed the gospel truth and that is the fact that our hearts were purified, purged, and in fact replaced with new ones.
1 Peter 1:22 (AMP)
Since by your obedience to the truth you have purified yourselves for a sincere love of the believers, [see that you] love one another from the heart [always unselfishly seeking the best for one another]
Now we can love unconditionally just like God loves “…because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit…”-Romans 5:5. One very important thing to note is that love acts.
For God so loved the world he gave… John 3:16
While we were still sinners, Christ died… Romans 5:8
As believers, we have the ability to love perfectly. Now that we know this, we should express this love at all times. Let love lead your actions and your decisions. Live selflessly and give yourself (your time, energy, resources etc) for others just like God in Christ gave himself for you when you were His enemy. Grow in the love you have received in your spirit by keeping your eyes on who you’ve been made in Christ, by praying (Philippians 1:9, Galatians 5:22), and by walking in it daily.
Walk in unconditional love today and forever because you can!
Lord help me abound more and more in love as I increase in the knowledge of you. Thank you for first loving me❤
Author – Angela