Thursday, September 13, 2012

How Can We (believers) Love the unlovable?

How Can We (believers) Love the unlovable?

(And we know there are many…). Let us dwell on these:-

(a)    By the grace of God, we have become alive with Christ. [“even when we were dead in our transgressions [He]made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved)” Ephesians 2:5]

(b)    How did we become alive with Christ? Through God’s spirit who dwells in us “ [But if the Spirit of Him who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you” Romans 8:11] We are no longer in the flesh, the Spirit of Christ dwells in us [“However you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him” Romans 8:9]

(c)    We are now new creatures with the indwelling spirit of Christ.[ “Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature the old things passed away, behold new things have come” 2 Corinthians 5:17]

(d)    If we cannot love, this new creature with the spirit of Christ can. Because God is love, this spirit  enables us to love. This spirit loves. “Lord I cannot. You can. Help me” [“and hope does not disappoint because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us” Romans 5: 5]. The love of God dwelling in us will pour out to the unlovable. We shall surely be fruitful and be able to love as we walk with Him and call out to Him. [“I am the vine, you are the branches, he who abides in Me and I in him he bears much fruit for apart from Me you can do nothing” John 15: 5]

No comments:

Post a Comment