I am a pretty nice person, as a matter of fact, I may even give you the shirt off of my back.
I do a few good things for my brothers and sisters I will give/loan you money when others won’t, give you a ride to where you wanted to go, and a number of other things. But I guess I really do not know what does it mean to love your brothers and sisters?
The way I treated people, I would not mind if they treated me that way, and that is the way I saw life. But you cannot honestly call that love. When I say brothers and sisters, I am referring to neighbors. Jesus’ second greatest command is – Mark 12:31 The second is: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’
I never really loved my neighbors, I would help them and minister to them if I could, and I guess I thought that was love. My wife is deceased now, but I am wondering did I give her real true love. Or did I give our children real true love, more than likely I did not?
From looking at the state of this country today, I am not the only one who is not loving my neighbors. There is so much envy, jealousy, and hate in this world that it is scary. I knew people like me were useless sinners, but what about the people who filled the place of worship every Sunday, are they just more unloving lost sinners too.
The truth is we are so in love with what the world has to offer, that we have become disobedient to Jesus’s commandments. We allow things to happen that we know is ungodly, all because we don’t want to make the world mad, and lose all of our earthly pleasures, which we dearly love more than our neighbors.
If all of the Christian denominations in the united states got together and started really loving our neighbors, you would see a drastic change immediately. There would be so much love on this planet that even the hateful sinners would change and start loving their brothers and sisters too.
The hearts and minds we were born with make it very strenuous for us to really love our neighbors. Because they are of this world and spiritual things and worldly things do not work well together. Here is some spiritual words from the bible to know – Romans 12:2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Love is when someone who is your brother or sister, do a bad thing to someone else who is also your brother or sister, you take immediate action to resolve the issue ASAP, and not months, years, decades, and/or never. But it takes love to do such a thing, and remember we don’t have any love for our neighbors. But we will not admit that love is missing from our lives, there are no exceptions.
Like it or not, here is the situation we are in, out of the tens of millions of people living in the USA, God is saying – Genesis 18:32 Then he said, “May the Lord not be angry, but let me speak just once more. What if only ten can be found there?” He answered, “For the sake of ten, I will not destroy it (USA).” So, let us pray that at least ten people with a clean heart can be found among us.
by: Me | Photo: Pixabay