LOVE GOES BEYOND GIVING 📜
///// SUNESIS OF CHRIST /////
Day 176| October 2, 2020 | Apostle Gideon C Boateng
‘If I gave everything I have to poor people, and if I were burned alive for preaching the Gospel but didn't love others, it would be of no value whatever.’
1 Corinthians 13:3 TLB
Many mistake giving for love but we must make it clear. Giving is not love. The fact that a person gave you time, care and money doesn’t mean they love you. Love is beyond giving although Love gives. God’s love made Him give to us but the giving on its own was not the Love. It was the Love of God that made him give His son to us.
Does our opening verse make it clear? You can give everything to the poor without love. You can even be burned alive for preaching without love; so don’t think giving is love. Giving must be motivated by the desire to make people, places and things come into the will of God. If it is not for the will, plans and purposes of God, your giving is not love. This is how many young girls have been deceived into wrong relationships. The moment the gentleman started buying them things and giving them much time, they thought they've found love. Don't be deceived. It can be a nice way to win your heart for them to get their hidden agenda on course so don't be moved.
This truth goes on further to show us that being denied a thing by someone does not mean they hate us. If a parent stops a child from watching TV all day or even from joining certain friends, it doesn’t mean they hate them. Love will make you put in efforts to make people stay in line with God. Love will never be mute when a friend is heading towards destruction. Love will do whatever it takes to help a friend stay in the will of God even if it demands hurting their ego or feelings.
If you say you love someone, do everything possible to get them into the purpose of God for their lives. Don't be afraid of offending them when you confront them on what they are doing wrong. You don't have to be moved even if they claim you hate them because you always tell them the hard truth . It is better to be on the side of God (love) than to be on the side of the whole world!
// 🗣SAY BY FAITH
I am a love child of a love God! Love is my core nature; it is my unmistakable identity. I love everyone without discrimination irrespective of their attitude towards me. I do whatever it takes within my means to get people in alignment with the purpose of God.
// 📚FURTHER STUDY
John 15:12, Eph 5:2
// 📝ONE YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
Isaiah 27-28, Eph 5
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