Love Debt - Sunday, May 20th 2012
"Owe no one anything except to love one another, for he who loves another has fulfilled the law."
The law tells us not to do anything bad. Love says to do something good. We are all in love-debt to one another. When does it end? Never - We should always owe one another love.
Matthew 22:37-40 "Jesus said to him, "'You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.' This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets." NKJV
God is the initiator. "We love Him because He first loved us" (1 John 4:19). Now, it's our turn to be initiators of love - love starters. Love is a commitment. Do things that demonstrate your love for others. Help others rack up their love-debt. Look at everything you do and question whether it's out of love. You might find you need to make some adjustments. Let's kick Christianity up a notch and take following Jesus and loving people to a whole new level.
Life Lesson: We should love one another.
Thank You for Your love, for Your grace and for Your mercy. Lord, You freely give these things to me. Help me to also be quick to show love, grace and mercy to others. Please forgive me for times when I have hoarded Your love to myself instead of opening it up to others. In Jesus' name, Amen.
Living to tell what He died to say,
Pastor David McGee
Cross the Bridge
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