Don’t just pretend to love others. Love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good. Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honouring each other. (Romans 12:9-10 NLT)
Most of us have learned how to be courteous to others—how to speak kindly, avoid hurting their feelings, and appear to take an interest in them. We may even be skilled in pretending to show compassion when we hear of others’ needs, or to become indignant when we learn of injustice. But God calls us to real and genuine love that goes far beyond being hypocritical and polite. Genuine love requires concentration and effort. It means helping others become better people. It demands our time, money, and personal involvement. No individual has the capacity to express love to a whole community, but the body of Christ in your town does. Look for people who need your love, and look for ways you and your fellow believers can love your community for Christ.
We can honour others in one of two ways. One involves ulterior motives. We honour our bosses so that they will reward us, our employees, so they will work harder, the wealthy, so they will contribute to our cause, the powerful, so they will use their power for us and not against us. God’s way involves love. As Christians, we honour people because they have been created in God’s image, because they are our brothers and sisters in Christ, and because they have a unique contribution to make to Christ’s church. Does God’s way of honouring others sound too difficult for your competitive nature? Why not try to outdo one another in showing honour? Put others first! ( Life Applications Study Bible)
You see at some stage we all pretend. I wonder why? Because in the end, the only one we really need to impress is ourselves and God.
A good habit takes about three weeks to learn. You break it in a couple of days. So just like I said before, it’s a call to action. Nothing in this world just happens. We need to make it happen. Take action.
So I simply say, Love everything even your job. The right person will notice, and rewards will follow. Again it’s that Biblical principle, all there in the Bible. Even those difficult situation you might find yourself in, approach it with care, and good results will follow.
In Bible school, we spent some time discussing obedience. What is interesting to me, everything in life has an element of action, and that takes obedience and commitment. That obedience is like planting a seed. After planting you have to nurture it, to achieve its full potential. Daily we should nurture our soul to achieve. Just read and understand the lesson from this scripture. Then apply it. Please remember I am only the messenger I mus listen and apply as much as you.
“Lord I pray that you will expose the love in us. So that we can love the world and influence it. I thank you for that love. In Jesus name.Amen.”