Hold fast to saying the same thing (as the Word)
- May 13, 2020
I know it is meant good. But I have to point out something here.I know we are saved by grace alone, but I agree with James that faith, without works, is dead. There is also the passage in the Bible about how what we do for others is how we serve Christ. So let's talk about the many ways to express love in our lives.
Love is not just an emotion.
It is an activity.
It is a commitment.
It is charity.
It is reaching out out to others.
It is obedience.
It is our sacrifices.
It is our strength.
It is our responsibility.
It is our tolerance for others.
It is our compassion and kindness.
It is our guide.
It is our path.
It is our life's purpose and ambition.
It is humility . . . and much more.
Love is not . . .
The Highest form of love is to love God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength. Matthew 22 This means that love is you top priority in life. Note that this is not a suggestion but a commandment. Soren Kierkegaard, Works of Love.
The next Highest form of love is to love your neighbor as yourself. [Not more; not less] When asked, "Who is our neighbor?" Jesus told the story of the Good Samaritan who was of another religion and race. This is an important caveat.
Please do not confuse romantic love with agape love. Romantic love is fickle and even dangerous at times. It can become addictive. It can, but not always, be a tool for both God and Satan to have their will done. Combined with platonic love and agape love, it can be very pleasurable but very fragile. Do not build a house on such a shaky foundation. By house I mean marriage.
Because I am sure it is important for us to make every word right.
Agape love is "the God kind of love"
Our views on love is distorted.
I think that when we started to believe the Word. Then we become conscious of this kind of love.
But this love is not us being.. "quote"
This is realizing Him being trough us.
The devil can copy some of these love gifts.
For example tolerance. The world. Especially the west preaches tolerance like never before.
But it is manly based on a lie.
This may confuse many. But it certainly doesn't have to.
So how do one know the difference?
By the Word. And the Word only.