”If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen? And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.” 1 John 4:20-21.
Most of us use to think, “I’m doing great in the loving God department,” and if we’re honest with ourselves maybe we’d say, “Well, I’m not doing so-well in the loving my neighbour, nor loving my fellow Christian department.” Sincerely, based on Scripture, if you’re not doing well in the loving your neighbour department, you’re not doing well in the loving God department either, and I think this Day quote right here should be one of the most convicting for us as a Church, Family, and a-people today.
If we’re supposed to show the non-Christian world that we are disciples of Christ by our love for one another, how are we doing? Yesterday evening, I was outrightly angry with some Candidates at an instance and sent their agents/assistance parking, obviously officially right but sentimental, making it sensibly wrong. Yes, I remembered today’s quote and “By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.” John 13: See, even Loving God has a love for God component, obviously, but also a love for people component, and it’s hard to say we’re loving God as we should be if we aren’t loving HIS people. Our treatment of each other should be like a beacon that draws the attention of the non-Christian world, so when we get hurt and we are quick to forgive, and not “just forgive yet not talk to the person,” but “forgive and welcome back into friendhip or fellowship, and more willing to help,” that looks weird to the world today, where when someone hurts you you’re supposed to get back at them, and when you actually practice biblical love and turn the other cheek, that stands out. That shows people that we are Christ’s disciples. Peace be unto You!