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Love Never Fails

The impact of this invisible virus has virtually left the world paralyzed. I know personally how devastating a virus can be. I suffered with the Hong Kong flu and the Swine flu. Both were horrible. I thought I might die from the Hong Kong flu.

I’m confident our world will recover from coronavirus. How can anyone be so confident, you might ask? Because God’s Word tells us how the world ends, and this virus could be a sign of things to come. But a problem created by men will most likely be solved by men. The end times will come quickly and there will be no worldly solution to the multitude of problems.

Although it’s likely the world as we know it will suffer greatly from this pandemic for many years to come. Now that’s negative – why would I say it? Because it’s true. The health and economic reality is immense. When compared to the mortgage market crash of 2008. The easiest way to explain it is that the consequences of the actions taken by Obama doubled our national debt and continue to drag us down. 

2.2 trillion dollars have already been allocated for this virus. Now they are discussing tax increases and another stimulus. As necessary as all of this clearly is – the negative consequences will be long term. But we must stay positive, so I will move away from the negative.

What Christians must do to bring positive results.

Here is my prayer – That President Trump will lead the USA to the elimination of the Wuhan coronavirus, be re-elected, and bring back a unified congress that leads America to peace, more conservative court justices, with God and loving, honorable values guiding our future.

Many people don’t realize this, but there is a bigger problem in our world today than this pandemic. —

Self-Centeredness.

And Christians are not immune to this disease of the heart and mind.

Paul explains the truth here: “But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; Avoid such men as these.”  2 Timothy 3:1-5

Here’s the truth. Everyone is potentially self-centered. “for no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ also does the church” Ephesians 5:29

But the good news is that when the love of Christ controls us, we can love others more than ourselves and walk In His Steps.

Meditate on that – you and I can actually love others just like Jesus loves us.

So why are so many people including Christians doing the opposite of what Jesus would lead then to do? Unbelievers have rejected Jesus so they embrace the natural inclination; but true believers are without excuse for doing the same.

But all the problems that trouble us will be neutralized when we simply stand on God’s Truth and love others as He loves us. And Jesus said;   “This is My commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:12-13

How can we live and enjoy this truth daily? 

Just Follow Jesus — and simply take His instructions literally.

“It is good not … to do anything by which your brother stumbles.” Romans 14:21

“For the love of Christ controls us, having concluded this, that one died for all, therefore all died; and He died for all, so that they who live might no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died and rose again on their behalf.” 2 Corinthians 5:14-15

 Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant,  does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered,  does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails” 1 Corinthians 13:4-8

Ask yourself: am I patient, kind, not jealous, not bragging, not arrogant, not unbecoming, not seek my own, not provoked, no list of wrongs suffered, not unrighteous, do I rejoice in the truth, do I bear all, believe all, hope all, and endure all things? Does my love never fail?

And we can become the righteousness of God in Christ. “For we know in part and we prophesy in part; but when the perfect comes, the partial will be done away. When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things. For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known. But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love.” 1 Corinthians 13:9-13

Jesus lives In us, and we need to be the person Jesus has called us to be.

Grace and Peace to you my friends,

Bob West Geezerdust2020©

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