We ought to love others as Papa God loves us
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 08/04- “Love Others As Papa God Loves You!” (1John 4:11-12)
Premise Question: What is the unmistakable evidence that Papa God’s love is obviously present and readily seen, as living in and flowing out of a member of The Company of The Redeemed, and when is it conspicuously noticeable, that it is, in truth and fact, downright, blatantly apparent, that it is not?
“Dear friends, since God loved us that much, we surely ought to love each other. No one has ever seen God. But if we love each other, God lives in us, and his love is brought to full expression in us.” (1 John 4:11-12 NLT)
Beloved and most cherished friends, I implore you to earnestly consider, that since the time when The Sovereign Papa God Almighty put His unconditional, unfailing, unending, benevolent, and affectionate love on display, for all of humankind to see, by sending His perfect and without sin, most precious and honorable only Son, Jesus Christ, to die in our place, we also, every member of The Company of The Redeemed, should exhibit and have the same attitude, action and behavior, in our love expressed, towards each other. No human has ever seen The Sovereign Papa God Almighty face to face. But if, (indeed a big if) we choose to exhibit and express our love towards each other, in the same way and manner that Papa God has towards us, then His presence is living inside of us, and thus, His perfect love is brought to complete fruition and the fulfillment of its ultimate purpose, when His perfect love lives in us, and is expressed through us, who are members of The Company of The Redeemed. (1 John 4:11-12 PDCP)
Bottom Line: The absolute empirical, being completely unmistakable, irrefutable and undeniable evidence, that the love of Papa God is living in and flowing out of a person’s life, is when that person is expressing Papa God’s love and affection towards others.
It is patently false, to accept or believe, that one has the love of Papa God living inside of them, if they are not willing and in fact are not practicing, expressing His love towards others, whether they be enemy, friend, family or foe. For we all are strongly admonished to share, show and express the same love that Papa God has shown, is showing and will continue to show us, towards others!
The phrase used in the NLT version of this scripture is: “we surely ought!” There is no ambiguity in that phrase, no wiggle room, nor any doubt or uncertainty, as to its meaning, but rather, it leaves us to wrestle with the the truth of the matter, which is not even unreasonable or impossible to accomplish, but is, of a certainty, our spiritual duty, our honorable obligation and really what’s expected of us. So, we must all choose to come into full compliance, with the help of The LORD, and just do it.
The LORD’S Word is quite clear, that if we refuse to love our brothers, our sisters, and others, then the love of Papa God is simply not living in us, or at the bare minimum, we are not yet allowing the full and truest expression of His love to permeate the deepest regions of our hearts and lives, and are therefore, incapable of truly expressing the full force and sheer magnitude of His great love shown us, toward others!
Papa God’s Holy Writ goes on to say, that ultimately, if we refuse to love others, then we will remain in death and will not experience everlasting life.
His Word further states, and this may be difficult to accept or comprehend, for some, but we must choose to accept it, because His Word declares it to be so; that anyone who hates his brother, sister or others, is in effect, committing murder!
Wow! Help us Papa God to love and express Your love toward others, as You have, and are continuing to express Your love towards us!
So, it is unmistakable and completely obvious that Papa God’s love is living inside of us, when we choose to express His love towards others, as it is also, conspicuously noticeable, being downright, blatantly obvious, that His love is not the controlling influence and ruling force in our lives, when we refuse to express His love towards others!
Let’s all choose to love others the way Papa God has chosen to love each and every one of us! Blessings…
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