UNDERSTANDING THE HINDRANCES FROM RECEIVING GOD’S LOVE – PART 2
Colossians 3:14 – Above all these, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together perfectly.
Loving the unlovable
Jesus taught that believers are to love even their enemies (Matthew 5:44, Luke 6:27). Also, in John 13:34, Jesus commanded that we should love one another and we must not love in word or speech alone but indeed and in truth. As regards loving others, there are some people who are difficult to love due to one reason or the other. Although, believers are permitted to hate evil, we are not to hate anybody but with full understanding and revelation of God’s love for us, we can love irrespective of what they have done. We can’t give away what we don’t have.
In Hebrews 11:6, it is written that without faith you can’t please God and also without love you can’t know Him at all. The root of unbelief is the lack of love. This is because faith works by love: meaning, love is the driving force behind our faith. Remove or diminish love and faith ceases to be what it should be. Many of us try hard to believe when we should be seeking a greater revelation of God’s love for us.
In conclusion, if we have a genuine relationship with God, that relationship should be made manifest by walking in the truth of God’s love. The revelation and understanding of God’s love is the ultimate spiritual weapon against sin, temptation, unbelief, offense, sickness, oppression and spiritual corruption and death.
Beloved love conquers all.
For further study:
Hebrews 11:6, Matthew 5:44, Luke 6:27
Personal declaration for the day:
I will love others as God loves me
Questions for you to reflect on:
How would you deal with hindrances to God’s love?
Are you ready to receive God’s love?