Sunday, January 01, 2017
Do You Believe In Love?
MATTHEW 5:44 NKJ 44 "But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you,
Most people believe in force: guns and armies.
Most people believe in money: "financial power."
Many people believe in education, that "If we just educate people enough we can change the world."
Hardly anyone seems to believe in the power of love to change things. No one seems to think it would do any good to "turn the other cheek."
Jesus didn't tell us to "turn the other cheek" just so we could get beat up more. Jesus believes in the power of love. Jesus believes that evil can be overcome with good.
ROMANS 12:20-21 NKJ 20 Therefore "If your enemy is hungry, feed him; If he is thirsty, give him a drink; For in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head." 21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
God still believes in the power of love. He believes that if you love enough, and for long enough, people will finally come to their senses and respond to that love.
JOHN 13:34-35 NIV 34 "A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another."
Jesus said the mark of His believers would be their love. Where did we go wrong?
SAY THIS: Lord, help me to believe in love, and to act in love.
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