Monday, November 2, 2020
Author: Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day: In everything, treat others as you would want them to treat you, for this fulfills the law and the prophets. Matthew 7:12
Thought of The Day : To be loved, you must love and be seen to love others.
LISTEN: You will lose love if you don’t give love. Love attracts, but hate repels. He who don’t love others shouldn’t expect love from others. Yes, certain things don’t happen until certain actions are taken. Most times people want to see others take the lead for them to follow. Love is not an exception to this. Sometimes people complain about not being loved by others, but failed to understand that, to be loved, one should love others as well. What does it mean to love? It means to care about the well-being of others to the point that you can make sacrifices for them instead of planning their harm (1 Corinthians 13:1-7). You should give what you want to receive in return. My dear, if you sow seed of love you would reap harvest of love. In the same way, if you sow seed of hate you will reap same in return. So, learn to be who you want others to be to you, and stop treating others the way you wouldn’t like to be treated. God wants us to present to others what is honourable and acceptable. (2Corinthians 8:21). In other words, we should not do, or say anything to others with intent to deceive or harm them. As a matter of fact, we should learn to treat others with love, respect and dignity. Beloved, if we profess to know God, His Word should be our guide to a holy living, fairness, justice, uprightness, love and the like. Besides, His word should be the foundation of our actions. When His word is the foundation on which our actions are based, wrong actions and mistreatment of others would appear disgusting to us. My dear, our God is a good God and He loves uprightness and fairness. Therefore, let us stop mistreating, oppressing, afflicting and treating others unfairly, and begin to treat others the way we would like to be treated by others. Remember, for love to reign in our society, we must lead the way. For love to thrive in our hearts and families, we must love and love indeed! Be wise!
What Should We Do With This Message?
1. Never do, or say anything to others with intentions to deceive, hurt or harm them.
2. Determine to treat others the same way you want them to treat you.
3. Learn to treat others with love, respect and dignity no matter the level of provocation.
4. Always act and remember that whatever you sow you will reap.
Faith Confession : In Jesus’ name, I confess that love is good and priceless. Therefore, I will love always, amen!
Prayer: Dear LORD, You are Love and the God of love. Therefore, help me to love and be kind to others, and to treat them the way I will want them to treat me, amen!
A Word Of Blessing : It is well with you. Today, I speak on your life. May others treat you with love, favour and kindness. May you show to others the same favour you receive from God, in Jesus’ name, amen!
Reflection : Genuine love for others is an expression of our love for God. For those who have no love for God finds it hard to love others
Quote: “A world without love is a nightmare and complete disaster.”
Biblical Fact : Did you know God afflicted King Jehoram with an incurable intestinal disease because of his wickedness? (2 Chronicles 21:18).
Today In History : November 2, 1964 – King Saud of Saudi Arabia is deposed by a family coup, and replaced by his half-brother, Faisal.
Stunning Fact : Did you know everyone has a unique tongue print?
Bible Quiz : Who amongst the sons of Jacob killed the people of Shechem to avenge their sister Dinah?
God bless you!