Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Love Is As Love Does

It does not help to say that you love if your actions speak the lie. This is true in worship as well in marriage and family relationships. God knows the truth and keeps us accountable. Ancient Israel and Judah proclaimed loyalty to God but their actions spoke otherwise. They sought to worship the LORD while also setting up other idols. They did not submit to the authority of God and His Word alone. God calls them up short.

         If we say that we love God, we cannot hate our brother. You cannot hate your brother whom you see and love God whom you cannot see. We must forgive our brothers revealing our love for them. We must let no root of bitterness grow up which will defile many. Love actively forgives. Love actively blesses. This is the message that we hear from God. It is especially true of a local body of believers but extends out from there to all those named in Christ Jesus. Matt. 18:7 “Woe to the world because of its stumbling blocks! For it is inevitable that stumbling blocks come; but woe to that man through whom the stumbling block comes!

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