June 28, 2012 in Doers TV Christian Blog with
In our last post, we introduced the promise of God – Love Never Fails and taught on how critically important it is to not only know this, but to also believe this.
The hardest decision to make is a decision to do something, that you do not believe will work. Love never fails, but we often fail to love because we don’t believe in the infallible power of love. And when we do not believe in something we will not work it.
Are you working love?
The reason the USA divorce rate, among Christians, is around 50%, is not because of marriage infidelity, communication, finances, sex, etc… the real reason is a failure to love according to the standards of God, not man.
The love that this world teaches will always fail, because it’s a selfish love that teaches you to seek others to lay down their life for you, but never for you to lay down your life for them. “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” (John 15:13 KJV)
Since “…faith worketh by love.” (Galatians 5:6 KJV), we have to “believe” the promise of God that love never fails. This word “worketh” in the Greek means: energy, to be active, to do.
Now I want you to go get your Bible and read James 2:14-26. Go ahead, we can wait. You got it? Now when you read this passage of scriptures where ever you see the word “work” replace it with the word “love”. Why? Because faith works by love.
We can’t love without working.
James 2:20,26 (KJV) says; “But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead? For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.”
So dead faith is a direct result of a failure to love.
Love is the “works” part of faith. Love is an action. “Name It & Claim It” is not the works part of faith. You can name it and claim it all you want, but unless you work faith, by love,you will not please God.
Hebrews 11:6 (KJV) says; “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”
What pleases God is not the “things” you received by faith, but the people you loved by faith.
That is why when a person truly loves another person, they do not easily give up on that person, even when they seemingly have a good reason to. Did God give up on us? Mistake after mistake, sin after sin, His love never gives up.
We can not help but to think when it comes to God: “your love never fails, never gives up.
Now do not get me wrong, or as I heard a minister once say; “do not get it twisted” – there are still consequences for sinning. God’s love does not erase reaping what we sowed. But thank you Jesus, His Love covers the multitude of sins. (1 Peter 4:8)
OK, we have a lot more to teach on believing the promise of God – Love Never Fails. So get ready for our next Christian teaching lesson in this series “It’s Time To Believe”.
Please leave me a comment and let me know if this teaching has been a blessing to you or say whatever is on your heart and mind.
Until next time, God bless you.