Everyone has heard that “God is love” but how much thought have you given to the meaning of that? Do you equate God’s love to answering your prayers and giving you the desires of your heart?
God may do that for you, but “love” does not encompass getting everything we want. Love also means discipline and love can be painful. Jesus Christ died on a Cross at Calvary for our sins all because of HIS “LOVE” for us. Have you watched a movie about Christ crucifixion or at least pictured that in your mind? The nails being driven into your wrists and feet and what horrific pain that would be?
Can you genuinely say to yourself that you would die for Jesus? Or is it just all talk? -Admin-
1 Timothy 2:1-8
Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. CONVINCE, REBUKE, EXHORT, with all longsuffering and teaching. 2 Timothy 4:2
Paul’s foremost desire was that all men and women would come to know Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. From the first day he taught the truth of the gospel until his death in Rome, Paul was driven by one message: the salvation of the Cross. He was consumed by God’s love, and he wanted others to experience it in a personal and abiding way.
Paul had a tremendous ability to communicate clearly across social, philosophical, and economic lines. He met people on their own turf and presented the gospel shamelessly. He was fearless in his approach to the gospel message because his own life had been radically changed. Once a persecutor of Christians, he became a missionary for Jesus Christ.
He wasn’t repulsed by sinful men; he was drawn to them out of compassion, as Christ was to the people of His day. For Paul, each encounter was an opportunity to tell someone about Jesus Christ and the forgiveness that was his if only the person would believe in God’s Son.
We live in a world besieged by sin and darkness where people lack identity and hope. Ask God to help you understand the desperate needs of our society and its people and to use you as a vessel of His love.
Dear God, please give me an understanding of the desperate needs of society, and then use me as a vessel of Your love.