Posts from January 2021

Posts from January 2021

Loving Oneself

We have been discussing the reality that some Christians find it difficult to love their neighbors because they do not understand the concept of love enough for them to love themselves.  We generally have this false concept of self-love which results in activities of self-indulgence that lead folks to “over-loving” themselves to the point of neglecting the needs of others close to them.  We “love” ourselves so much and do not love others nearly enough.  Our warped idea of self-love…

The Essentiality Of Love

It is interesting to note how people often engage in the right thing but for the wrong reason. It happens all around all the time.  Two biblical examples come to mind.  First was from Paul’s letter to the Philippians in Philippians 1:15-17: “It is true that some preach Christ out of envy and rivalry, but others out of goodwill. The latter do so out of love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel. The former…

Who Is My Neighbor?

“And who is my neighbor?”  That was the question posed to our Lord Jesus Christ by an expert in the law.  His intention was to test the Lord.  We all know the answer the Lord gave him, the story of the good Samaritan (Luke 10: 30-37).  It was not a simple answer, but it is an answer that should cause us to think. It is an answer that should cause us to think about who we have made our neighbor.…

Inclusive Love

If we must understand God’s injunction to us about loving each other, then we must understand the various kinds of love that are out there and understand what love we must express to each other and our neighbors.  The word love is so overused in the society that it may have watered down its importance.  It is so easy to hear people just mouth the word at every instance, without thinking about the implications.  It turns out that the concept…

Greater Love

Welcome to the year 2021.  Let us make this year all about “Greater Love”.  Last year we were all looking for perfection in our circumstances, the sovereign Lord changed it to perfection in our relationship with Him. What happened in 2020 is the kind of stuff that moves people to seek God.  I trust that many who have genuinely sought God in this past year had found Him.  My prayer is that every relationship with God, no matter how shaky…