Love Is All Encompassing
And he answered, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbour as yourself" (Luke 10:27 ESV).
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How often are we justifying our actions and words before people but in the sight of God we are only wasting our time (Job 38:2).
If you read a little Further you will find out that the man asked who was his neighbour? He certainly knew and might have chosen the easy part to love his family relatives or friends but not his neighbours ,this was a test actually for him when Jesus replied to him recalling a story to him.
I believe that Christians should Always take it in consideration to humble themselves and do their best to follow Christ.
We have come to an important time as He is approaching and is nearer each day to come for his children.
Let's get back to the title "love the Lord thy God ..". We understand that God is Pure love, it is then a prerequisite to love him back and to trust Him with our own mind and our own soul fully.
Again, if we could achieve this in our own strength then we would not need God. This is why the Holy Spirit is present and encourage us through the scriptures to follow Jesus steps. What can be achieve without love? Nothing.
There is more as we grow in Christ we find out that all comes from him and the will of Jesus in our life is what matter.
We must learn to thank God in all situations because of our love towards Him but also because of the warfare around us. Did you know we are surrounded with Angels but also with evils spirits we thank God that he gave us all authority ,the problem is our belief system and practical Christianity.
To love God is to respect and honor all men as it is said in the bible. Don't worry about your enemies just love and pray for them God is aware even before you utter a word to him .This is how we love him, putting into actions what he said and being instructed by His word through the bible.
Stephen's death is a great example: What kind of Spirit Dwelt in him? of course the Holy Ghost was dwelling in him.
His answers before he died was that God may not count their sins as he was stoned to death, Heaven opened, God knew about his situation and God was glorified in Him (Acts 7:55-60) declares,
"But he, full of the Holy Spirit, gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God. And he said, “Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God.” But they cried out with a loud voice and stopped their ears and rushed together[b] at him. Then they cast him out of the city and stoned him. And the witnesses laid down their garments at the feet of a young man named Saul. And as they were stoning Stephen, he called out, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” And falling to his knees he cried out with a loud voice, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them.” And when he had said this, he fell asleep."
There will be a time when people will begin to speak to him within and will have this consciousness of it that He is living within us.
How Love Reveals Christ In Us
The Lord Jesus said, "I will be with you and in you" this is not only a fellowship but an everyday intimacy. This is where God the Father wants his children at" (John 14:20).
When we consider the scripture Luke 10:27 requires time and effect but mostly a sincere heart is what the Lord Jesus Christ is looking for ,our willingness toward him then of course it is part of our faith toward him. Again the Holy Spirit will help us to achieve this because there is so much temptations in our days.
Once you have been touched by Jesus's love even if failure comes you naturally turn to the Lord for forgiveness and you are willing to continue in him.
Our strength comes from the Lord, in time of need he is the only true friend to know and to understand you perfectly.
In General some people are looking for knowledge or wisdom ,Solomon talk about it and says all is vanity, it is like running after the wind ,why would we want knowledge for? To impress others? So in some portion we need her , even knowledge is dangerous without practising it. We thank God that He gives as we need her.
" Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away" (1Corinthians 13:8-10).
Some may use it for their own agenda but some also will use it to help others showing them the path of Light.
As you know there is no greater love than to give his own life for his friend we talk here of sacrificing our own time for others.
All begin in Love (Agape)and should finish in Love(Agape) this is the Christian life, the bible tells. One day there will be no more knowledge or prophecy because all will know the Lord in His Glory we Will know him fully within and without.
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By: Brother Patrice and reviewed by Brother Glenn