KEY SCRIPTURE: Joh 8:44 KJV “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar and the father of it.”
The Lord said the children of the devil act like their father. They are murderers. In Jesus’ day, they were scheming to murder Him. This trend has not changed. Our world is becoming more and more dangerous because men hate their fellow men.1Jn 3:15 KJV “Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.” It is the absence of eternal life or the life of God that produces all this wickedness. Most homes are boiling with anger, unfaithfulness, fighting and what have you? No matter the offence, God never approves of hatred for anyone.
Our divorce courts are overloaded with countless cases of couples applying for a divorce. The Bible spoke of perilous times in the last days because men will love themselves and hate one another. Selfishness is the very nature of Satan, and it is reflected in his children. Most people are not content with what they have, but are rather envious of what others have and they are.
Some become so mad with envy that, the presence of the person they envy spells pain in their emotions such that, the only relief they can have, is the elimination of that individual.
This should not be so with the children of God. The child of God has the nature of his father. This is unconditional love. This love places so much value on all humans. It is the love of the new man. It is patient, it is kind, it is forgiving, and It does not misbehave. There cannot be divorce where this love of God is in operation. There would not be evil speaking and all the mistrust at home and workplace. Our world is hurting with so much pain, as a result of selfishness. It is time we project a new kind of love. The selfless Love of our new nature. This is the Jesus kind of Love. John 13:34 KJV” A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.” The Lord gave us His example that we must follow. It is, as he loved us. He laid His life for us, and we must do the same for others. We have indeed received that ability to walk in that love.
God my father is love and so I am filled with His kind of Love. A selfless, sacrificing, forgiving love, that flows from my inner man, which is created after God in true righteousness. This love sets me free.
THOUGHT: LET’S FILL OUR WORLD WITH THE JESUS LOVE SO WE END THE SELFISHNESS
1Jn 4:16 KJV” And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.”
1Jn 4:18 KJV “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”.