KEY SCRIPTURE: 2 Corinthians 5:14 ” For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead”:
Every Christians is part of the love generation. A people who are committed to bless the world around them.
As human beings we grow up with the relational kind of love. This in the Greek is called ‘Phileo’. It is the love due to the relationship we have with people. One may love another because, she is her sister, her brother, mother or friends. This is due to a relationship. This is normal human love.
There is the God kind of love. The. Bible talked about it this, way,”….. Whiles, we were yet sinners Christ died for the ungodly” (Romans 5:8). This kind of love does not consider affiliations or whether one has been good to him or her. It even accepts the one who has offended. The one who hurts you, does not receive your revenge and condemnation, but your forgiveness and blessing. The Lord said “but I say unto you, love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you”. (Matthew 5:44). Someone may say this is difficult. Well, it is not only difficult, it’s impossible for the natural man to do. As a child of God, you are not natural but spiritual.. You are born after the nature of Jesus.
The ability to do the scripture is a positive response. Faith is the response of the heart or human spirit to the word of God. Don’t receive this with your mind, no. The things of the spirit are foolishness to the natural man. (1st Corinthians 2:14). Say to yourself,’ I can love my enemies, I will pray for them who despitefully use me. I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me (Philippines 4:13).
Dear child of God, bring the sunshine back to your home. Give a smile to your wife, wife say a kind word to your husband. Father call your teenage daughter, this time not with an angry face, but a cheerful smiling face. This does not mean you overlook the wrong. I am saying, don’t let the sun go down over your anger. After the stern correction, bring back the happy son and parent, daughter and mother, husband and wife, and friend’s relationship. We are a love generation.
We don’t know hatred, because we have passed from death to life.
I am a member of the love generation, I don’t curse, I do not hate neither do I enjoy evil happening to others. I express the love of Jesus. The agape love. Everyone that comes near me is infected with the Jesus love.
Colossians 3:13-14 ” Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye’. And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness”.
Ephesians 4:26-27″ Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: Neither give place to the devil”.
The bible in one year.