Love is not what you take and leave like other things. It is not love in the first phase of a marriage that later turn to divorce. It is an attachment that cannot be detached; it is part of you in the spirit and in reality. Love is a giving, selfless and expecting-nothing-in-return kind of love – agape. Love is one of the fruits of the spirit that is revealed in our love for God and others. This is the kind of love that God has toward human kind in that He didn’t want any of us to perish but to be saved. That is the type of love that our God expects us to demonstrate.

The Bible says,

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life (Jn. 3:16).

If our Maker did not understand our human nature as being weak and bearing with our infirmity, He would not have sent His Son on a rescue mission to save human kind. Every human being has his/her own weakness; this is the area we have to give place to understanding and bearing with others. Likewise, we have to consider ourselves that we have our own weakness that others have been bearing with us.

As Christians, the evidences of our love ought to reflect in the following attributes

  • You must be able to bear with others in all situations; knowing fully that no one is perfect except our Created of whom our Lord Jesus came to demonstrate His nature for us to emulate.
  • You have to show kindness whenever the need arises; knowing fully that this is the will of our God, and that He is the rewarder of them that show kindness.
  • You must be happy and receive with love when you are being rebuke for any wrong doing; knowing fully that this was done out of love to put you right in order to have good relationship with God and others.
  • You must be able to relate with every category or level of human being in their status – the strong and the weak; the whole and the disability; the rich and the poor; the wise and the fool; the young and the aged: knowing fully that our Lord Jesus Christ did not discriminate against any one in His demonstration of His love for the world.

Every Christian must make every effort to attain that fullness of Christ’s love for all. His teachings are mostly on love and He demonstrated it in action toward His Father and our Father and to all human being without favoritism. Our love must be seen in our utterances and conduct; exhorting and encouraging both Christians and non-Christians; through this edification, we draw more people nearer to our God.

This is a wide topic that all Christians need to understand in order to enjoy the fullness of our joy, peace and happiness on earth. Make it imperative to pursue it today. More to come on this.

 

By Lawrence Abitogun

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About the Author

Lawrence B. Abitogun, called by the special grace of the Almighty God through our Lord Jesus Christ; by the empowerment of the Holy Ghost, witnessing and preaching the gospel to the world, was born to a Christian parents at Uso, Ondo state, Nigeria. He received his elementary and secondary education in Nigeria from 1959-1971. He obtained a Bachelor degree in Fine Arts and a Master of Science in Industrial Arts at North Texas State University, Denton TX USA in 1979 and 1982 respectively.

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