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Monday, March 7, 2016

Monday's Message: God is Love

Many scriptures in the word of God, are very certainly sentence sermons.  The verse can stand by itself and preach a message.
I Corinthians 16:14 is one of these.  Very convicting and teaching:  14  Let all your things be done with charity.”
Let all your things:  Our words, our actions, our fellowships, our relationships, especially our worship and devotion of Almighty God.  Let them be done with charity.
When we use the word charity in our typical conversation today; we use it in regard to giving to a needy person or cause.  In the word of God, it comes from the same original Greek word as does the word for God’s love. As in John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
When love is our motivation, there is usually no mistaking it; and never any regrets for what we’ve said or done. 
Our charity is God’s love in action working through us.
We have to be honest, and admit; some folks are easier to love than others.  But this is the fleshly way of loving; loving those who love us back, or who are lovely.
But that’s not the way God loves us.  God doesn’t love you or me because of who we are or what we’ve done.  Thank God for it.  God loves us in spite of who we are or what we’ve done; because of Who He is. Which the word of God says is love.
I John 4:8  “He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.”
However far short I fall from the words in I Cor. 16:14 “Let all your things be done with charity,”
tells me how much transforming to the image of Christ I still need to do.

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