1 Corinthians 8:2-3 (NET)
But if someone loves God, he is known by God.
Mrs. Anderson was ready to do whatever she could to help her late friend’s children. She sold one of her cars to send two of them to the university.
Before her friend and husband died in a motor accident, she didn’t really know their children, but only saw their pictures and knew their ages.
The love she poured on those children after they lost their parents was because of the love she had for her friend.
One thing the Holy Spirit does in the heart of any true believer is to plant the love of God there (see Romans 5:5). This love manifests in the way we treat God’s children. It cannot be hidden.
A person cannot truly know God without loving God. Knowing God is to love God.
God’s love is contagious and it compels us to love (2 Corinthians 5:14). It compels us to obey His commandments. It constrains us from fleshly excesses, etc.
Anyone who does not love God does not truly know Him. The more we grow in the knowledge of God, the more we love Him and want to please Him.
Those who do not care about how the Lord feels do not really know and Love Him. Those who do not love God do not know God and are not known by God.
On judgment day, some will be told by the Lord that ‘I never knew you’ (see Matthew 7:23). They would think the Lord knew them because they once said Jesus is their Lord, but they did not truly know Him and love Him. It showed in the way they lived their lives in lawlessness.
(NET), Apostle Paul uses these strong words ‘let anyone who has no love for the
Lord be accursed…’
strong language for certain members of the church? Because any member of that
Church who did not love the Lord was not one of the fold. He was most likely a
wolf in sheep clothing. And we know what wolves do to sheep.
Go into today remembering that those who love God obey Him. And all things work together for the good of those who love God(see Romans 8:28).
Bible in 1 Year: Psalms 108-110 (in today’s audio)
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