Christ’s Love vs The World’s Love

June 03:2018

Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him. He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked.
1 John 2:3-6 (NKJV)

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Have you ever had to describe the difference between a man and woman to a child? To do this effectively, you would have to explain the biological differences and most probably (to do a really good job) show pictures or illustrations. A man and a woman may look alike - even though they may be identical twins - but differences exist. They are genetically not the same; they have different numbers of chromosomes and hormones.

Likewise, Christ's love is different from that of the world, though the subject of love is common. The world may be patient, kind, content, treat people nice, and even be long-suffering - these are more or less the same attributes of God's love! But then, what is the difference between Christ's love and the world's love?

To keep or obey God's word is the evidence that you have or you are operating in Christ's love! When you obey the Word, you walk in the love of God. Love obeys the Word, while the world's love is not concerned with obeying the Word. For believers, our obedience is a reflection of our love for God. We show forth God's love by doing what the scriptures demand of us. The Word is what separates Christ's love from the world's type. The Word cleanses us, heals us and delivers us. The Word is Jesus!

Beloved, as you obey the Word, the love of God will saturate your heart. You will love people the way Christ did and you will no longer live by the world's standard.


Additional Scripture Reference(s): Psalm 147 Colossians 3:16

Prayer & Confession of Faith

I choose to obey the word of God. I no longer operate with the world's version of love, but by God's love. The love of God has been perfected in me. Hallelujah!

One Year Bible Reading: 1 Timothy 5

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