IS LOVE REALLY BLIND???
by Apostle Steve Adonai
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Ephesians 4:2, 3.
Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love. Make every effort to keep yourselves united in the Spirit, binding yourselves together with peace.
Have you noticed that those we really love are like angels in our eyes? As far as we're concerned, they're perfect, flawless and faultless! And we all know that no one is and will be perfect before Jesus comes. But we simply love those we love with all their inherent faults, dirty habits and terrible character traits. But eventually, we give up if it's not God kind of love - the unconditional love. Love is so mild and gentle, yet so powerful. It tends to blind us and yes, even delivers us from fault finding and witch hunting. It covers a multitude of sins. 1Peter 4:8. God's love is so powerful that it subdues, tames and controls the very Law of God. It's love that fulfills the entire Law. Galatians 5:14. God's love, agape love, is the power that Jesus Christ applied to fulfill the entire Law for us.
God knows that we can love our enemies and offenders because they are exactly like those we claim to love - they're all full of faults! The easiest way therefore, to develop and build love or put off hatred for our enemies is to keep praying for them daily. Matthew 5:44-48. Don't rush to seek for reconciliation as soon as you hear a message like this. Take time to create a conducive atmosphere for reconciliation through prayers and patience. We all have needs. Focus on asking the LORD to meet their needs and bless them. Their need for salvation in Christ Jesus is paramount. You might not feel like praying blessings on them initially, considering all the hurt and pain they caused you, but as you keep doing it by faith, God is pleased and will start healing your hurts. Then, he'll also begin to prepare the hearts of your offenders for repentance. God will begin to make the proper arrangement for lasting reconciliation. He knows the very type of reconciliation required since they vary, ranging from fully restored close relationships to partial reconciliation, that requires that you go your separate ways, but without bitterness or animosity.
God's unconditional love is divine. It is compulsory for us, the Church, God's offspring. Now, it's God alone who can impart or really stir up this kind of love in our hearts. The world doesn't have it. The love in the world has strings attached, it's conditional, and that’s why it often fails, since no one fulfills all the conditions all the time! But God loves us unconditionally and requires us to do same to both believers and unbelievers. This is a great task and responsibility, that's why we all need divine assistance to be able to do this. Wherever there's hatred, bitterness or unforgiveness prayers are unanswered because God is absent! Matthew 6:14, 15. Our deep love and reverence for God makes us enemies to sin and unrighteousness, lest we offend our LORD and Saviour we so love!
So, praying and asking the LORD's help to forgive and love others are paramount in our marital and every other relationship.
In conclusion, I strongly suggest that you read the short passage of 1Corinthians 13's account and summary on the incredible benefits and attributes of this God's kind of love. Whatever we have or do in Christ Jesus without this kind of love, is useless. God's love is an indispensable requirement and foundation for us. Therefore, LOVE IS NOT BLIND, it is the peak and zenith of Christian maturity, that chooses to overlook faults, hate iniquity and love unconditionally, because we love, reverence and obey God, who actually is the embodiment and epitome of true, lasting, unconditional love, Hallelujah! 1John 4:7, 8.
LET LOVE BE YOUR HIGHEST GOAL ...1Corinthians 14:1a.
Enjoy a marvelous day in God's awesome presence.
Apostle Steve Adonai.
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Thank God He can help us to truly love others when we ask Him. Hallelujah! Ephesians 4:29-32. Donâ€™t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them. And do not bring sorrow to Godâ€™s Holy Spirit by the way you live. Remember, he has identified you as his own, guaranteeing that you will be saved on the day of redemption. Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior. Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.