Category: CHristian leadership
You can give without loving, but not love without giving.
Who does that?
God’s love is radical, His generosity is incomprehensible so I must be generous, not just with other Christians but with
those that are hostile. After all His love was radical, so I need to be as well.
Saying I am going to and actually doing it are two different things
Notice I didn’t say like.
Our command, our marching orders are to love. Not because it’s easy, or even fun, but that’s the Christian ethic. Sometimes we have to love people we may not even like very much. We are not told to revolt, rebelling against the rightfully, God established government. Neither are we to collaborate, trying to reach some weak-kneed compromise. And don’t even think about withdrawing, if Jesus wouldn’t pray that we be taken out of the world, then why would we ever think that’s the best answer.
Love isn’t compromise
Not easy doesn’t mean hard.
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“And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;” – Colossians 3:23
Love others well.
Perhaps we should try to love too much.
Or is it?
So which is it?
Have we gotten off track?
I don’t see how anyone could think other wise. We allow the wholesale murder of a defenseless group. The government steals from its citizens on a daily basis, taking the fruits of their labor to give to those who have not produced,( for an alternative view on how best to care and provide for the poor see the Acton Institute) . Not only failing to protect the weak, but taking advantage of them and using, these the weakest, as an excuse for much of it. And treating different people differently the very definition of discrimination all in the in the name of justice.
Worse still does God see us as a nation that seeks justice and loves mercy?
If this then that.
Or if ? then?
For only with a moral law giver then there can be a moral law.
Working thru some things at the weekly men’s breakfast, the idea of God’s wrath came up. We were looking at the fact that God is unchanging, and a couple of the guys who are newer to being disciples of Christ were asking about the God of the Old Testament vs. the God of the New Testament. They had been given the idea that God pre the incarnation of Christ was mean, and punished and was full of wrath. But now, since the life of Jesus, God is love. Kind, loving, gentle, God is now different.