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Love one another

Love one another.

Simple right?

Maybe not. In the body of Christ nowadays there is one thing seriously wrong. We don’t have love. The church is lacking in love for God, each other and those who are as of yet unsaved. How do I know? Well think about it. If we all had a real love for God we would try to get rid of our sin, daily praise Him, and follow his request to reach the lost. If we had a love for each other we would encourage those in the body of Christ, help each other when there are needs and keep each other accountable to God. And if we really had a passion for reaching the unsaved we would love them with the love of Christ and do everything that we could to save their souls from Hell. Here’s what I really see happening. We love our sin and instead of trying to get rid of it we justify it with “Jesus loves you just the way you are”, we whine and complain daily to the Lord forgetting to praise Him for the good in our lives, and we ignore his requests. We gossip and backbite against those in the fellowship, we ignore the needs of our fellow believers, and we stand idly by as those around us go on sinning. And whats more we see the unsaved and watch as they follow the path that leads to death. The Lord tells us to “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and mind and soul and strength”, and “Love one another as Christ first loved you.” So why are we ignoring the creator of the universe, the maker of every living thing on earth? It’s time for the church to get serious, to wake up to the call and to really love. With a love that is patient, kind, not envious, not boastful, not proud or rude, not self-seeking, nor easily angered; with a love that does not keep records of wrongs or rejoice in evil but only with the truth. One that bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things and endures all things.

The problem is, people are to busy focusing on themselves and saying “well they should show me love first.” No. You need to start, to be an example. After all, you’re not judged on whether or not they loved you the way they should, you’re judged on the way you loved your Creator and everyone around you. So make the step, ask God to give you a love for Him and a love for every other person that He created. You never know, you might be the start of a chain of love and compassion. But even if you don’t you will still be living out the greatest commandments; love God, love one another.

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