LOVE IS OF GOD!
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God (1 John 4:7).
In the Greek context, there are different kinds of love. They are as follows: erotic, platonic, filial and agape love. In this context, Apostle John the beloved was referring to agape love which is the love of God. This was the same love that Jesus Christ referred to in John 15:13 thus, “Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.” In fact, agape love is the love of God and it is the greatest. It is the greatest and the most sacrificial love of God for human redemption.
When you walk in this kind of love, you are walking with God. You are able to love everyone irrespective of their weaknesses. You walk in the fullness of the Holy Spirit, and you are able to forgive anyone no matter the offenses. This kind of love keeps no record of offenses and it does not segregate. That is why the Bible says in 1 John 4:8, “He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.” Agape love is the hallmark of a Christian. Any Christian that is devoid of it is living his life in hypocrisy.
Also, when you walk in this kind of love, you are bold and confident because you become one with God. That is the reason why the Bible says in 1 John 4:18, “There is no fear in love; but perfect love cast out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.” Of course, this kind of love gives you boldness and confidence in the Lord knowing fully well that God the greatest is in you. Every Christian is expected to live his life in this kind of love which is of God.
Daily Tip: Every Christian is expected to walk in agape love which is the love of God. Shalom!
Golden Text: By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another (John 13:35).
PRAYER: TAKE A WORSHIP SONG AS LED
- Thank God for today and about the Word of God you have just read.
- Humbly acknowledge your weakness and limitation before God.
- Oh Lord my God! I walk in Your love which is agape all the days of my life in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
- Holy Spirit! I bind the spirit of hatred and jealousy in my life forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
- Pray generally as led by the Holy Spirit concerning your life, situations and challenges.
For Further Study: 1 Corinthians 13. RBT: ACTS 13-14.
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