A Love That’s Seen
1 John 3:16-18
The greatest and most powerful gift in the entire world is LOVE! The Apostle John penned these prophetic word in (1 John 3:16-18)
16 “Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.”
17 “But who so hath this world’s goods and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?”
18 “My little children let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.”
The colloquial term “Talk is cheap” is not just a familiar term used in ordinary every day conversation, but is certainly a 2000 plus year old biblical principle!
Jesus is the supreme example to the world in all things pertaining to life, both spiritual and carnal. The greatest gift of the world is the greatest lacking in the world!
The reasons why homes are falling apart is a lack of real love. The reasons institutions of learning are failing is because of a lack of love, it’s all about a title, position and paycheck. The reasons our neighborhood and society is full of crime is because of the lack of love! The reason why baby mama, no daddy drama is ever present is because there exist no real love…but lust!
The reason why our federal government is fumbling is because there is a lack of love and genuine concern for the people of this country! The reason why the church is not growing as it should is because there is more laziness and lounging than there is love!
The bible is clear my beloved brothers and sisters and John was recording a page of Jesus’ resume from the Love Section.
God was the example and Jesus followed the pattern when He laid down his life for the entire world!
God gave, because of true unfailing love and Jesus obeyed because of true unfailing love!
John reveal the true test of love, we, who are blessed with the things of this world and your brother or sister is in need and you refuse to share with them, do not possess the true saving love of GOD!!
My dear beloved family of God, we have the greatest love of the truth that Jesus died to save all our family, friends, coworkers and neighbors. Let us show God that we truly have his love in our hearts and give all of the aforementioned the gift of salvation by evangelistic efforts of love.
Weekly: Inviting them to church, signing them up for bible correspondence courses, turning in a prospective or potential new convert form once a week or by making sure that you are eager with enthusiasm passing out your seven pew packing invitation cards every single week.
Last but not least, one of the greatest ways to possess and show the love of God is to be faithful in bible study both personally and corporately with the church so that the seed of faith (the WORD) will always be in your possession ready to be given as love to every ready heart!
By His Majesty’s Power
Evangelist Matthew Myles, Sr