In my video series Loving The Right Way, I discussed real biblical love. Have you been hurt by someone that told you they loved you, but when times got tough, they bailed on you? Or have you bailed on someone that you said you loved, but could not keep your word? It’s time for the body of Christ to examine themselves concerning loving one another.
If you really love someone you will show it. Even when things go wrong between you, real love will always correct the wrong. Love suffers through no matter what happens. Be careful of who you say you love because it takes effort to love others. God’s word teaches us that love never fails. So, if in fact it has failed, then it was never true love. We must not be hypocrites or shallow minded when it comes to truly loving others. God will hold us accountable for those that we have hurt because we said we loved them but truly did not.
We must not be users and only love when we can benefit from it. We must not be prideful, and love based on untruths or selfish motives. We must not be abusers that take and never truly give. We must not be phony and hide who we really are from people we say we love. None of these behaviors are becoming of a Christian!
The way we love others is the way we will love God. It’s impossible to truly love a God we cannot see but fail to exemplify true love to the ones we can see. A person who’s love cannot endure in the natural will fail to truly love God spiritually. This is why we must forgive, repent, commit, and make things right with those we know so that we can truly show the love of God to others. This proves that we are in Christ, when we can truly love others the way we say we love Him. It’s time to pay them a visit. It’s time to pick up the phone. It’s time to send them a text. It’s time to right all wrongs. Before you can truly love God, you must love those you say you love!
1John 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?
1John 4:21 And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.
When was the last time that you heard a sermon that discussed and explained what true Godly love is? I Corinthians 13 is commonly referred to as the love chapter of the Bible, yet most of us have trouble rightly applying this passage of Scripture to our own lives. Our past experiences and relationships, whether positive or negative, can greatly affect the way that we perceive and receive love. Today’s society is plagued with major depression and anxiety issues, not to mention rampant divorce rates among believers because of our choice to love superficially. In this powerful video series, G. Craige Lewis uncovers the New Age agenda that emphasizes getting in touch with our “feelings” and emotions while vehemently rejecting the biblical definition of true love. This powerful and thought-provoking six-part series is foundational to understanding how God’s love was intended to be demonstrated among believers. Get your copy today!