As holy people whom God has chosen and loved, be sympathetic, kind, humble, gentle, and patient. Put up with each other, and forgive each other if anyone has a complaint. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. Above all, be loving. This ties everything together perfectly.
Love is patient. Love is kind. Love isn’t jealous. It doesn’t sing its own praises. It isn’t arrogant. It isn’t rude. It doesn’t think about itself. It isn’t irritable. It doesn’t keep track of wrongs. It isn’t happy when injustice is done, but it is happy with the truth. Love never stops being patient, never stops believing, never stops hoping, never gives up.
Jesus called the apostles and said, “You know that the rulers of nations have absolute power over people and their officials have absolute authority over people. But that’s not the way it’s going to be among you. Whoever wants to become great among you will be your servant. Whoever wants to be most important among you will be your slave. It’s the same way with the Son of Man. He didn’t come so that others could serve him. He came to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many people.”
The victorious life in Christ is a life of loving sacrifice.
Obeying the rules out of duty is religion.
The rules become a counterfeit god.
Love motivates correct action.
The trouble is this world doesn’t know what love is.
Love is selfless.
It’s defined by giving of oneself to benefit the other.
If we all walked in love, the systems of this world would all cease.
Economics would not be based on money.
There would be no injustice.
Everyone would have enough to eat.
The imbalances caused by greed would disappear.
The high call of godliness calls us to live to a higher standard than the norms of this fallen world.
We are called to love.
Make your life an example to follow.
Where is compassion?
The blind lead the blind.
Where has integrity gone?
Hypocrisy is standard operating procedure.
Unless you’re willing to back it up with action.
Faith without works is dead.
God’s Spirit is destroying the illusions of control and the works of darkness.
Everything will be exposed in the light.
A new day is dawning.
The first fruits are starting to appear.
Children of God, arise.
Shake off the dust and be renewed in faith, hope, and love.
Embrace your destiny.
We are only temporary residents here.
There is much to do.
Bring forth the light.
To God be the glory.