HAVING A "SHOCKING" KIND OF LOVE
Galatians 6:9-10 And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart (give up). 10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, ESPECIALLY– to those who are of the household of faith.
After reading this verse, we find every encouragement to keep on “keeping on” and not quit. We are planting for a future harvest that will come to fruition “in due season.” Galatians 6:10, also says, as we have opportunity (when they present themselves) do good to all...especially--at the top of our list--our Christian family and friends.
In John 13:34-35, Jesus said, "A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you. By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another."
The depth of our love for other believers reflects Jesus’ love to us. The depth and intensity of our love to other Christians should be “shocking” in comparison with non-believers--just as Jesus’ death on the cross-His ultimate display of love to us—was found shocking by the world.
The world will recognize we are Christians by our love for each other. Three things to remember:
1. Keep on doing good.
Do you really have any other alternative?
2. Doing good to our brothers and sisters in Christ is at the top of our list. Even if some of them just drive you completely bonkers. Love them through the eyes of Jesus—they need it
3. Don’t quit hoeing in the middle of a row, a future harvest is coming. Don’t quit...especially when it seems it would be easiest thing to do. If you give up and “roll over” you will miss the blessings God had for you. I am so glad Jesus didn’t give up on us.
Have a wonderful week. Let God use you!!! The opportunities to “do good” will come. Make it a way of life.
It will sure put the “sparkle” back into your life.