SCRIPT FOR TODAY: Double Entendre (meaning)…(1) A prescription (script) prescribed, by The Great Physician, for us to take each day, for our benefit and (2) A script written, for the purpose of giving direction and guidance to us, for our everyday life, in the way and manner we ought to be conducting our daily lives, given to us, by the Great playwright, in the sky, The Author of all that is good, right, just and holy. Blessings…
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 01/15- “Love For Our Fellow Believers, Is Not Optional!” (1 John 4:20)
Premise Question: Have things so radically changed and transitioned, that it is now, today, possible to say, we love Papa God, His Son Jesus Christ and His most comforting, filled with power and joy, Holy Spirit, and, at the same time, not have love for some of our fellow brothers and sisters in The LORD, and in fact, may actually have hate in our hearts for them?
“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
When someone, anyone, does’t matter who they are, declares their allegiance and undying love for Papa God, The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty, but at the same time, expresses hatred towards a fellow believer, whether it be a brother or sister, in The LORD, they are not to be taken seriously or believed as credible and should therefore, be considered liars! Now this may seem a bit harsh to some; but, if one does not have or show love towards their fellow believers, their brothers and sisters, in The LORD, whom they can see and interact with on a daily basis, then it is an untenable situation, being completely impossible, to love Papa God, The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty, whom they have yet to see! (1 John 4:20 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Here’s the short, quick and concise answer: NO! It is not possible, nor is it even an option! For The LORD clearly delineates that He is the same yesterday, today and forever and that He is not gonna change, period! (Hebrews 13:8) Some may say, “but you don’t understand how difficult this brother or sister has been to deal with, or what damage has occurred, because of their actions and behaviors!” The LORD’s response to that is, “My grace is sufficient.” (2 Corinthians 12:9) There will be times and occasions, that discipline of a fellow brother or sister may be necessary, but it should never be administered as a punishment, nor filled with vile, guile or hate, but should be administered with consideration, care and a great enduring love, with the ultimate goal of reconciling and restoring them back into right relationship and fellowship, with all members of The Company of The Redeemed. (Hebrews 12:5-10, Proverbs 3:12) After all, the “B” in Bible doesn’t stand for “Buffet,” whereby, one is able to select, follow and abide by, only those principles, commands and truths that are without difficulty, easy, being comfortable and tasty to one’s own proclivities and appetites! We must, as fellow believers, take the whole of Papa God’s Holy Writ, not just the parts we like or agree with, but the whole, because, as the full of truth saying goes, “He, The LORD, is either The LORD of all, or not The LORD at all!” Blessings…
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