Sunday, 3th September, 2023
By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
“Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law” (Romans 13:10 NIV).
It makes no difference how others mistreat you; there’s only one way God expects you to respond: in love! The bad behaviour or attitude of others should never get you to be vengeful or resentful.
Even when you feel that your kindness is being taken advantage of, maintain who you are; remain loving, tenderhearted and forgiving. The only way to truly win is through the power of love. The outworking of love in your life is what elevates you.
The quality of your personality is measured by the outflow of God’s love from you. Before God, love is the ultimate measurement of everything. So walk in love without compromise; be the manifestation of God’s love.
Your nature as a child of God is the nature of love; you’re programmed to love. Speak the love language and sow seeds of love. The Bible says for us to be imitators of God in our love-walk: “Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma” (Ephesians 5:1-2 NKJV).
God is love (1 John 4:8). Therefore, the outworking of God in your life is synonymous with the outworking of love. If the love of God remains unseen in your life, then God is also unseen. So, always let the Father’s love guide your thoughts, actions and interactions with others.
"I walk in love and respond always with love. The love of God governs my thoughts, actions and responses. I continually experience the fulfilment and blessings that come from walking in love and living in alignment with God’s truths. Amen."
Galatians 5:22-23; 1 John 4:7-8; John 13:34-35
1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
2 Corinthians 1-2:1-4 & Proverbs 12-13
2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Luke 20:27-38 & 1 Samuel 22