KEY SCRIPTURE: John 15:13 “Greater love hath no man than this that a man lay down his life for his friends”.
It was love that put Jesus on the cross. His love for you and me made Him come to the earth in the first place. Someone once asked, can we also love in this way. ? I say yes because, we are one with Him (1st Corinthians 6:17).and the Holy Spirit has shared this kind of love in our hearts. (Rom 5:5)
When the Lord said, do unto others what you would want them to do unto you; He meant whatever good thing we would see fit that others do for us, we do likewise for them. Luke 6:31. By this statement He was saying put others first. Love goes out of its way to establish the security, blessing and salvation of them that are lost.
It was love that sent a number of the missionaries to Africa at such a time when there was no cure for malaria and other communicable diseases. Many of them died in Africa. Although there were some who went with wrong motives. They took advantage of the poverty of the Africans and made slaves out of a number of them. Despite these self-seeking people, there were many more who were very genuine. They went through pain and hardship to learn the local languages and communicate the gospel to them. There were some who were murdered in cold blood by the Africans. Most Africans have their Bibles in their local dialects by the efforts of most of these missionaries.
Indeed greater love has no man, than this, that a man should lay His life for His friends. Every Christian has an abundant life. We have a supernatural life. We do not relate with people with a mentality of lack and protection of what we have. We relate with people in the light of God’s purpose and their eternal good.
It is now your opportunity to demonstrate this love to a lost one. You may accept to go on a mission to a deprived area, and spend your life for their salvation.
It is a great misunderstanding of Christianity, to think of losing. We have been brought into a world of unlimitedness. (1st Corinth 3:21)We do not loose, but we invest. 2 Corinthians 4:17 “For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;” Taking from us does not make us loose. Our source is limitless, our source is God. Giving must be our delight. Give your life for somebody today.
Free giving is the sparkle for the survival of creation.
He saved me to make me like Himself. I offer my life that the many who are lost in death and darkness would find life and be saved.
1 John 4:18 “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love”.
1 John 4:20 ” If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?”
The bible in one year.
Deuteronomy 9:1-10:22, Luke 8:4-21, Psalm 69:19-36, Proverbs 12:2-3