The call to us as Humans is to love, its worthy of note that the bedrock of everything in Christianity is Love, God won us to himself by showing us the ultimate expression of Love…
The human nature is very selfish. As humans we are by nature so caring about what is best for just us alone.
One of the reasons why false teachings and even the so called “prosperity gospel” is thriving now is because it preaches “self”. It appeals to the fleshly sinful nature of all of us as human beings.
It feeds on the so much selfish desires that we posses as human beings
Majority of the sermons we hear now are ” the make me feel good” sermons
Now, there’s nothing wrong with wanting something good for ourselves,there’s nothing wrong with having self love, there’s nothing wrong with entering self preservation mode when we perceive there’s a high need for that.
But the more important thing is about loving others, extending the amount of love you have for yourself to others.
If you think about the way you want to be treated for instance in your relationship, which I believe will be good, and you extend such to your spouse and vice versa, wouldn’t it be a lovely relationship?
The bible asks the husbands to love their wives as they love themselves…(In the same way, husbands ought to love their wives as they love their own bodies. For a man who loves his wife actually shows love for himself. So again I say, each man must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.
Ephesians 5:28, 33 NLT
Take for instance, a husband who wouldn’t want to be cheated on, doesn’t want to be beaten, doesn’t want to be insulted and so on should not do so to his wife and vice versa, because Jesus says you should do to others what you want done to you…..(Do to others as you would like them to do to you.
Luke 6:31 NLT
Those who steal, rape, kill, cheat on their spouses, get jealous and so on do so because they are “selfish “. They have thought about themselves and their needs alone.
But imagine if for a moment before they commit those dastardly acts, that they considered how it would affect the next person…
I believe the result would be positively different.
The bible is absolutely right to say Love covers all sins.(Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins.
1 Peter 4:8 NLT
At the root of all the sins we commit is lack of love for one another.
That’s why Jesus says we should love our neighbors as we love ourselves.
I would like to point out that we as human beings are not by our own selves capable of loving that much.
The good news however, is that we have the Epitome of love available to us all.
Allowing Jesus Christ in our lives enables us to love.
God is love…
That’s why one of the fruits of the Holy spirit is Love
Accept Jesus today, let his Holy spirit into your life and become able to love the way God wants us to.