If someone says, “I love God,” but hates a fellow believer, that person is a liar; for if we don’t love people we can see, how can we love God, whom we cannot see? (1 John 4:20 NLT)
It is easy to say we love God when that love doesn’t cost us anything more than weekly attendance at religious services. But the real test of our love for God is how we treat the people right in front of us—our family members and fellow believers. We cannot truly love God while neglecting to love those who are created in his image. (Tyndale Study Bible)
In my book, it is easy to say that you love someone. Actions speak louder than words.
Loving God is the easiest thing to do. He is not “in your face” on a daily basis demanding things from you. Just like that colleague you don’t like, the one who annoys you whenever he speaks. That is a test for you.
Read the aforementioned words that stand in bold. We are all created in God’s image, so why can’t we love everybody? We create our own barriers and images about people. We can have an influence on them if we love them unconditionally, because they might aspire to become like us. As Christians, we should be a shining light and stand out.
Love and caring for people is the foundation of faith, without which we are nowhere.
“Lord, I pray that I will live to honor You in such a way that I will entice people to your Kingdom. I pray this in Jesus’ name. Amen”