If God is love, then to be Godless is to also be loveless. If God is love, then wherever God is rejected, love is rejected as well.
I know it is God who has been guiding my life, but I also know He sent a friend for me when I was a confused and lonely eleven year-old. And He used that friend and that friendship to rescue me. I will be forever grateful.
…there are many people around us in need of our unconditional and sacrificial love. Will we choose to be their neighbours?
Here we are told, without LOVE it is impossible to SERVE God. Preaching/Teaching is empty without Godly love, Spirituality is pointless without Godly love and Generosity/Giving is worthless without Godly love.
In The Light, our status is no longer defined by our sinfulness, nor by our self-made goodness; we stand un-condemned, and now we have nothing to fear by being exposed. In fact, The Light reveals what God has done for us! He displays for all to see the wonderful works of redemption and forgiveness He has done in the lives of Believers.
It takes work, it takes effort to love each other. It takes work to be fair to each other, to treat each other justly/fairly. BUT this is how Believers, the People of God, become a blessing among the heathen.
Meditate a little on this MERCY of the Lord: It is TENDER Mercy; It is GREAT Mercy; It is UNDESERVED Mercy; It is RICH Mercy; It is MANIFOLD Mercy; It is ABOUNDING Mercy; It is UNFAILING Mercy
The reality that God loves us unconditionally is often described in the Bible by one word: “MERCY”.
You don’t have to be on the A team.
You don’t have to be on the B team.
You don’t have to have made the team.
You are loved.