Walking in Love   Leave a comment

This is walking in Love – Showing God’s grace toward all. When I think about all of Jesus disciples I look at their imperfections and flaws. Not to look down on them, but to remind me the Lord can change anyone. Why are so many so quick to put others down because they are not living a certain lifestyle. Walking in love toward them can change their lives. We don’t have to agree with their lifestyle to love them. It also doesn’t mean their sins are not acknowledged, but we are doing like Jesus and praying for them to repent and turn from wickedness. Jesus lifestyle was acknowledging people’s sin, but He knew showing Love can draw them. Look at the scripture below from Luke 9:51-56. This town rejected Jesus and His disciples James and John wanted to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them. But Jesus said He didn’t come to destroy men but to save. That should be our attitude when we come across people who has rejected us giving them the gospel or they are living a lifestyle that unholy. We should not want destruction for them. We should pray for them to be changed. Why don’t we pray they receive the same experience that Paul received. That experience changed him. It may be not be in that way, but if we allow ourselves to be led by the Holy Spirit on how to pray AND believe, they can receive change. We don’t have desire destruction for them because just like God changed you, He can change them. Just like the Lord had patience for His disciples, we can do the same for others. Just like the Lord Jesus changed Paul, we can pray and believe for others change. We should desire that none perish, but all become believer of Jesus Christ; Who died for us all so we all can have eternal life. That’s walking in Love.

Luke 9:51-56; Now it came to pass, when the time had come for Him to be received up, that He steadfastly set His face to go to Jerusalem, and sent messengers before His face. And as they went, they entered a village of the Samaritans, to prepare for Him. But they did not receive Him, because His face was set for the journey to Jerusalem. And when His disciples James and John saw this, they said, “Lord, do You want us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them, just as Elijah did?” But He turned and rebuked them, and said, “YOU DO NOT KNOW WHAT MANNER OF SPIRIT YOU ARE OF. FOR THE SON OF MAN DID NOT COME TO DESTROY MEN’S LIVES BUT TO SAVE THEM.” And they went to another village.

Matthew 18:10-14; “Take heed that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that in heaven their angels always see the face of My Father who is in heaven. For the Son of Man has come to save that which was lost. “What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them goes astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine and go to the mountains to seek the one that is straying? And if he should find it, assuredly, I say to you, he rejoices more over that sheep than over the ninety-nine that did not go astray. EVEN SO IT IS NOT THE WILL OF YOUR FATHER WHO IS IN HEAVEN THAT ONE OF THESE LITTLE ONES SHOULD PERISH.

John 3:10-21; Jesus answered and said to him, “Are you the teacher of Israel, and do not know these things? Most assuredly, I say to you, We speak what We know and testify what We have seen, and you do not receive Our witness. If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you heavenly things? No one has ascended to heaven but He who came down from heaven, that is, the Son of Man who is in heaven. And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, THAT WHOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM SHOULD NOT PERISH BUT HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE. FOR GOD DID NOT SEND HIS SON INTO THE WORLD TO CONDEMN THE WORLD, BUT THAT THE WORLD THROUGH HIM MIGHT BE SAVED. “He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God.”

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