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Love: The Essence Of Christianity – By David Ibiyeomie

John 3:16- 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.

Love is the foundation of Christendom and the identity of a Christian. If you do not walk in love, there is a limit to your achievements because vision cannot work without faith and faith can also not work without love. Galatians 5:6 says: “…but faith which worketh by love”.

1 John 4:8- He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.

God is not faith but responds to our faith. God is Love. If God then is love, it means that if you walk in love, you walk in God and it is impossible to walk in God and not get the God kind of results. Your success and growth in life is tied to your love for God. Love must not only be preached but practiced.

Romans 5:8- But God commendeth his love towards us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

God loved us while we were yet in sin. Relating without reservation with a person who has offended you is one of the proofs that you are walking in divine love. Love forgives and accommodates. Walking in love is walking in God to manifest His attributes. Love is the greatest secret for exploits.

Many say they love God but do not love people. Hear what God says in I John 4:20- If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?

Love for God is incomplete without love for your brother. Ceasing to love because of an offence committed against you is not a proof of love. Love is two dimensional. You must love God and the people HE has sent to be part of what you are doing. However, love is not demonstrated in words but in actions.

John 3:16- 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.

God demonstrated His love by giving us Jesus Christ. If you truly love God, you must be a giver to both man and God. Sacrificial giving is what tests your love. You must give even when it is not convenient to prove your love. Love is what distinguishes a believer from the world because through it, we portray the nature of God.

Learn to consciously walk in love.

 

God bless you!

 

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