Within the Word of God, there’s a form of love that extends far beyond the scope of romantic love or sexual love, and close friendship or brotherly love. This love is known by the Greek term as “Agape”. God is the only One who possesses this kind of love due to the fact that He’s love by nature (1 John 4:8). What is truly magnificent about this form of love is that it’s both self-sacrificial and unconditional. This love was and is extended to us as sinful people in God’s sight, regardless of our unworthiness to Him.
As Christians, one thing that we really need to be careful of is that it’s very easy for us to fall into the trap of trying to put ourselves ahead of God in the context of driving people’s attention to ourselves when doing the work of the Lord. The point is that the Christian life is a form of selfless life that’s rested upon glorifying God through Christ. Oftentimes, we’re trying to do the will of God while the intent of our hearts is set on trying to give impression to others with our performance. One thing we may not realize is that this type of mindset causes God to be taken out of the picture due to the fact that it becomes totally about us trying to do our best within our own human ability in order to get people’s attention.
As people who are made in the image of the Almighty God are made to be dependent on Him through a genuine relationship. Sadly, it’s not the case at all for many due to men’s fallen nature, and how they normally choose to live their lives. Despite many have been exposed to the message of the gospel, they live their lives just as if Christ had never died for them. Sin along with Satan have also implanted within people’s minds all types of deceptive and destructive beliefs which appeal to the pride of life.
We’re currently living in a time and age where so many individuals simply choose to live their lives as people who’re totally careless about the fact that they will spend their eternity somewhere. To put it differently, they just want to live their lives however they like regardless of what God says in His Word, along with the extreme implications that may come along with their horrible choices. Continue reading