LOVE IS EXPRESSED BY SACRIFICE

MORNING

Monday, September 28, 2020

Author : Bishop Julius Okarike

Verse Of The Day : Let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth. 1John 3:18

Thought Of The Day : Words of mouth alone is not enough to authenticate the genuineness of love.

LISTEN : Sacrifice is the power and fragrance of love. Where you find true love, sacrifice can never be missing. Love is not real where sacrifice is impossible. Love that doesn’t sacrifice is no love. For the beauty of love is in its ability to make sacrifices. What is sacrifice? In this context, sacrifice is to give up something valued for the sake of other considerations. It is to do something that hurts or inconveniences you just to ease the pain of another. Beloved, love is not real unless it is expressed by action (sacrifice). You can have a lot of love “in your heart” that never does anyone any good if you don’t express and act on it. The love of God is known through the sacrifice of His Son Jesus Christ for our sins. The Bible says, “But God demonstrates his own love for us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”(Romans 5:8). This is why the Bible urges us to love others with our hearts. Our verse of the day says, “Let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth.” (1John 3:18). Real love doesn’t end in words, rather it grows into action. Words of mouth alone is not enough to authenticate the genuineness of love. My dear, love is not “a thing of the lip”, but “a thing of the heart.” When your mouth says, “I love you”, your heart should be moved to act. When we love just with the mouth we deceive, but when we love from the heart we bless our object of love. Imagine God saying He loves humanity without doing anything to remedy the fall of man in Eden, is it possible to believe He truly loves us? The answer is No! We believe in the love of God for man because He made the ultimate sacrifice with His Son. His love for us is demonstrated by giving. In the same way, if you claim to love someone you should be willing to give to his or her well-being. Henceforth, make sacrifices for others, because sacrifice is the evidence of true love. Remember, love that doesn’t make sacrifices is not qualified to be called love. Be wise!

What Should You Do With This Message?
1. Never love just in words, rather love others sincerely.
2. Make sacrifices for the well-being of others where necessary.
3. Do what you can to motivate and inspire others to be what they’re created to be.
4. Let the love in your heart produce a tangible evidence of your love for God and humanity.

Faith Confession : In Jesus’ name, I confess that, God is love. Therefore, I will act in love towards others as long as I live, amen!

Prayer : Everlasting Father, Your love for us is unquestionable. Therefore, help me to love others just the way You love me, in Jesus’ name, amen.

A Word Of Blessing: It’s well with you. May God bless you and make you to bless others heartily, in Jesus’ name, amen.

Reflection : Love is not a thing of the lip, but a thing of the heart.

Quote : “Love that doesn’t sacrifice is no love. For the beauty of love is in its ability to make sacrifices.”

Biblical Fact : Did you know God changed the name of Abraham’s wife from Sarai to Sarah? (Genesis 17:15)

Today In History : September 28, 1994 909 people die when an Estonian ferry capsizes & sinks in Baltic sea.

Stunning Fact : Did you know Earth is the only planet not named after a god?

Bible Quiz : Why did Lots wife turn to a pillar of salt?

God bless you!

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