November 23, 2014

....add to your brotherly

2 Peter 1:7

     Love is an indefinite thing to most of us.  It is the loftiest of feelings from one person to another, and spiritually Jesus demands that this preference be for Him.  At the beginning of our Christian walk it is easy to put Jesus first.  But further down the road we must practice the things mentioned in 2 Peter 1.  Goodness, Faith, Knowledge, Self Control, Endurance, Kindness, & Love.

     We come to learn that God loved us when we were as yet unloveable.  Now He commands that we show that same love to others.  This kind of love is not patronizing the unlovable; It is His love!  And it will not be evidenced in us overnight.

     The Lord is long-suffering towards us not willing for any to perish...  You must look within and remember how wonderfully He has dealt with you. 

     Neither natural love or God's divine love will remain and grow in you unless it is nurtured.  Love is spontaneous, but it has to be maintained through discipline.  So; add to your kindness, love!