RULED BY LOVE – Pastor Chris
MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2022
Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. (2 Peter 1:4).
There’re things that can affect a Christian; these aren’t viruses, sicknesses or diseases, because Jesus stated unequivocally that NOTHING shall by any means hurt you (Luke 10:19). But the things that are dangerous to a Christian are anger, bitterness, fear, unbelief, etc. He doesn’t want such negative things in your heart. He said in Hebrews 12:15, “Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled.”
The Christian is a partaker of the divine nature; he has the life and nature of God, the nature of love and righteousness. This is what makes it a great concern when you find Christians who don’t walk in love. In Luke 6:27, Jesus said, “But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you.” In the 35th verse He reiterated the same thing: “But love ye your enemies, and do good…” (Luke 6:35).
Hallelujah! Love triumphs. Love rules. When you walk in love, you’re a master. He said, “Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you” (Luke 6:28). It doesn’t matter what they say about you or against you; you’re unruffled, because you’re ruled by love. You remain gracious, kind and loving, like your heavenly Father. Hallelujah!
Dear Father, thank you for your liquid and everlasting love poured out on us. Now, you’ve imparted to me your character of love to bless and impact my world with; your love reigns and rules in my heart today and always, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Romans 13:10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.
1 John 4:7-8 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. 8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
1 John 4:19-21 We love him, because he first loved us. 20 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? 21 And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Mark 16:1-20 & Deuteronomy 1-2
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Acts 27:21-31 & Psalm 75-77