We can do great things, speak eloquently and gracefully, feed the poor, visit the sick and dying, even preach the word, but when we do these things without love we are nothing more than noisy and busy cymbals.
Have we lost love for our fellow man?
Why is there so much division amongst us?
Do we truly have love in our hearts, are our passions to feed others, visit them, speak eloquently , so others will see what good things we do, or to see souls come to Christ?
Do our neighbors know Him?
Do our co-workers know Him?
Does our friends know Him?
Does our family know Him?
Do they know you know Him?
If not return to your first love today, Jesus Christ ask Him to make Himself known to those around you through the love and compassion He pours through you. That His name will be high and lifted up and that everyone will see Him in all you do and say.
Love is us dying to ourselves, our will, our ways, so Christ can have His way and be exalted so others will come to Him.
This is why Jesus said to God the Father; Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven!
Every act of selfless love is an expression of Christ love, is your life an expression of the love of God?
God’s word says this:
“When the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they came together. And one of them, an expert in the law, asked a question to test him: “Teacher, which command in the law is the greatest?” He said to him, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and most important command. The second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets depend on these two commands.”Matthew 22:34-40 CSB
“If I speak human or angelic tongues but do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith so that I can move mountains but do not have love, I am nothing. And if I give away all my possessions, and if I give over my body in order to boast but do not have love, I gain nothing. Love is patient, love is kind. Love does not envy, is not boastful, is not arrogant, is not rude, is not self-seeking, is not irritable, and does not keep a record of wrongs. Love finds no joy in unrighteousness but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. But as for prophecies, they will come to an end; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will come to an end. For we know in part, and we prophesy in part, but when the perfect comes, the partial will come to an end. When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put aside childish things. For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I will know fully, as I am fully known. Now these three remain: faith, hope, and love — but the greatest of these is love.”1 Corinthians 13:1-13 CSB
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