Christians Must Promote True Love Throughout The World
(Passage: 1 Peter 5)
Every Christian is expected to promote the true love that honors God. Believers must care for each other dearly as Christ has cared and died for the Church.
The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ symbolize the true love of Christ (unconditional love). Before he ascended to heaven, Christ charged his disciples with the prime commandment: “Have true love one another.”
The “Love commandment” of Christ has no exemption. As he loved the church to the extent of dying for it, so we must love God and have true love for others. Doing so will attract unbelievers and motivate them to become followers of Jesus Christ as well.
Jesus’ call for true love was reiterated by Peter as written in the scripture,
“Likewise you younger people, submit yourselves to your elders. Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time” (1 Peter 5:5-6).
Put Effort Into Loving Others; Expects Rewards.
Children of God are called to truly love and promote unity in the fold of Christ.
To meet this mandate, believers must be honest with one another.
God expects us to be our brothers’ keepers. We must seek the welfare of other brethren. No Christian should be self-centered and neglect others. We must be mindful of other people’s needs.
Only true love reigns! Imagine, how can someone refers to himself as a good Christian when he (or she) hates his fellow Christians? Also, should any Christian seeks the downfall of others and expects God to applaud him? Will God be satisfied when any acclaimed Christian abuses his brothers and sisters in Christ? God forbid!
Let’s Examine Christ’s Principle on the Call for True Love
Jesus Christ was firm and was consistent with his teaching that asks believers to share true love and support each other. In his teaching, Christ emphasized he would reject hypocritical Christians on the last day.
Jesus who calls believers into a true love of God (and to truly love others) stated he will not open the gate of his kingdom to people who fail to practice true love. Only the people with unbiased love will have a