The love of Christ

The love of Christ

“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:35-39

The love of Christ is of great significance to our faith. It is first directed to us, and us to him and that we should demonstrate that love on all those he came to save.

Philippians 2:1-5 says, “If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies, [2] Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. [3] Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. [4] Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. [5] Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus.”

Paul is saying make me happy by loving each other.

A few points that he highlights that would matter

  • be interested in others, and in what they are doing,
  • agree wholeheartedly with each other,
  • be humble, thinking of others as better than yourself

“Your attitude should be the kind that was shown us by Jesus Christ.” Philippians 2:5

Here are the don’ts – I don’t want to settle much on the negative but

  • Don’t be selfish; don’t live to make a good impression on others.
  • Don’t just think about your own affairs either.

For if you’re selfish, all you’ll be doing is keep Christ’s love from yourself. But for his sake we must be ready to face anything together, and nothing should ever separate us from his love despite our troubles, persecutions, famine, or nakedness, or own fears of one another. Think of the things that separate us as believers, is it worth it?

Love the brotherhood

As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.” Romans 8:36-37

If any is to lay charges against upon us it is Christ, but look what he did for us; he loved you and me to the end.

“He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all…Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth. [34] Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us…” Romans 8:32-35

Love you guys!

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