I consider throughout many occasions we as a Christian just carry out and fulfill God mandate as a compulsion. How can we perform the love of God by not getting to be acquainted with the congregation of brothers and sisters in our worship place? Do we make attempt to undertake and be familiar with the individual beside us? Generally not as a stranger! I mean as a brother and sister accepted and redeemed by the blood of Christ that makes us a kin in will.
How many times that we said we care for God but incapable to take the test to fetch our member brothers and sisters in Christ that have no means of transport and at the moment in need of our transportation help? How many occurrence do we look at our member brothers and sisters that are not wealthy than us in a condemnatory and disgusted habits? How about projection of envy and bitterness within ourselves when others members well to God and gain favor in the eyes of the Lord through men? Do we feeling jealousy and fall short of our fleshly splendor as on the line of attack to allow temptation deride us in our power and be in love with our member brother as resemblance to loving God.
How many of us believe that our sincerity of work in the church is to do it for God’s glory and not as to the appraisal of men? How many of us put on lack of consideration for others and pompous face in us when member brothers and sisters ask for aid or forgiveness.
Are we transforming ourselves to the very consecration and virtue of God or truly destroy our essence of flesh to evil. For Jesus said,
“No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.” – Matthew 6:24
[Matt 6:24] [Luke 16:13]
Neither one also can be lukewarm either be hot or cold in taking side which to choose side.
“I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.” – Revelations 3:15 – 16
So we cannot be practicing love of God when we are not capable to put to action in our daily Christian living and stroll with God. Just like book of James described in the bible, a man who hear the word of God and none doeth are like a man who look in his face in a mirror, when left he soon forget how he look like.
“But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.” — James 1:22 – 25
“If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain.” — James 1:26
In analogous preview how can we put into practice the love of God just by saying but with no action?
“My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.” – 1 John 3:18
In this manner let us watch our tongue and even our soul, and discipline our body and mind, lest we fall into the snare of the enemy. The enemy who always in the very evil painstaking want us to lose our salvation?
Let us gird up our armor of God and fight God’s battle by practicing our love inside us. Just as Christ loves us by sacrifice himself on the cross, so we ought to love our fellow brothers as Christ has do it for us.
Greater is he that able to sacrifice his love for his fellow brothers. Just as Christ loves us first, we must also do that to our brothers and sisters in Christ. Therefore should we in that wisdom want to receive the love from others let us do unto others as if we want others to do unto us?
“Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.” – Matthew 7:12
Let do it for us to gain honor on the throne of glory and grace and be accountable to our love as we enter into the Kingdom of God.