Summary: "Love" has degenerated in our society. Only God's love can fill the emptiness. Satan hates love and has always tried to destroy it.
Judge People? No! Love People and God! by Kelly Durant 2-15-15
Matt. 22:35 Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying,
36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
38 This is the first and great commandment.
39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
2. Have you ever seen unusual couples? I hear in Cuba today you can see observe old men with young girls. In life we often hear the phrase, “You don’t have the right to judge me!” Often this type of shout out is coming from a person who is feeling guilty, and they do not want to be reminded of what they know is not quite right in their life so their defense is to try to disarm you. We often hear this concerning matters over people’s love life, right? In general, pure loving sacrificial faithful people pleasing God alleviating suffering invoke praise, but selfish unloving rude people who use others provoke their own rejection and disgust. Like it or not there is no way in life to stop people from always mentally quantifying one’s attributes, attitudes, sizing up position, and possessions. All day long people will always be sizing you and everyone up whether you are right or wrong compared to their standards: but God has His own standards of loyalty and purity. People always question, are you rich enough, strong enough, spiritual enough, professional enough or (be warned!) dumb enough to serve their purposes? People are either connected to other people due to God or due to the devil!
We are in February and I wish it were a month of real love, but sadly it often turns out to be a season of abuse with 2 people using each other for their own personal interests in the name of love! And later the hate for the other turns out to be more intense than what the love was! Because few are the Christians who love God and each other with a pure heart being unjustly ridiculed by the anti-Christ hateful jealous people it means that we are living out the prophesy of Jesus “And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold” (Matt 24:12). Is your love cold? Pray that you never turn cold; ask God to keep you warm and loving!
In my personal testimony I always emphasize that it was the love I received from others that changed me. Love shown to me made me want to live for love and be in love with God, life, and others! It turns out that those who hugged me even though I was a stranger, those who prayed for me because they really cared, those that connected deep into my soul through my eyes, those that fed my soul with words from God were Christians who loved Jesus. Their influence impacted me so much that I realized that all I had to offer others was trash by comparison. I have lived to serve Jesus for 39 years because His love is amazing, powerful, intense, overwhelming, deep, and eternal and this is the most extreme best kind of love I could ever love anyone with!
3. So, for couples, (or even singles) what was it like when you were in love? Everything with your new found love was fun and even the muddy streets were beautiful and full of color, right? Even brown mud sparkles with colors in the sunlight, have you ever noticed? When one is young and in love the depressing news of the world and your mundane schedule of work or study does not distract you from the dreams you have of when you would be able to spend time with your love. It is an obsession and craziness that we as humans crave, right?
This being the month of love everyone should reread Song of Solomon. Here is a vs. 7:8 “Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it: if a man would give all the substance of his house for love, it would utterly be contemned”. What this verse is telling us is many people would give up everything they own just to have love and many people have done exactly that! It may turn out good or it may turn out bad when one, “gives all the substance of his house for love”. But this we observe in real life, when someone is in love it seems to take over all of one’s emotions and judgment. Some people do crazy things when they get crazy in love! But if the so called ‘love’ is worldly and possessive with a demonic jealousy, people have been known to spy, stalk, harass, or even kill the one they supposedly love thinking that’s just what love does! (But actually it would not be love but rather envy, lust, hate, and murder!)