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!