Dear friends, since God loved us this much, we must love each other – 1 John 4:11 (CEV)
Responding to the disciples’ private inquiry in Matthew 24, the Lord Jesus, on the Mount of Olives, explained the signs of the end of the world. He taught on the various occurrences and happenings that’ll culminate in the end of the age, and submitted in the twelfth verse that “…because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold” (Matthew 24:12).
The Master lets us know that due to the wickedness around us; due to the activities of fraudsters, pilferers and deceitful workers, many would become hardened. Many would become callous and not easily entreated such that their bowels of mercy are shut against others. In our world today, there’re those who when they see someone in trouble, are unwilling to render any form of help; even though they could. They think they’re being cheated one more time. However, as a child of God, you must let out the love and compassion of Christ in you, all the time. You never lose for loving.
Don’t subdue the love of God that’s in you. The wickedness of the world should not stop us from loving. Those who walk in love are always victorious, because love cannot be defeated; it’s victorious over all circumstances. It was love that brought the Lord Jesus out of the grave. So practice loving people. Romans 5:5 says, “…the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.” Put the love of God in you to work. Refuse to be cold-hearted.
In your quest to evangelize and lead people to Christ, for example, you don’t need to be “suspicious” of those you meet or of those who come to you for help. In Matthew 28:20, Jesus said, “…I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” That means the Lord is with you, and He’ll guide you at all times through the Holy Spirit.
Even now, there could be someone in a terrible predicament that needs your help; let God’s love in you compel you to action. Let God use you to provide succour and comfort to those who are hurting around you. Show some love today!
My heart is strengthened to love and touch the lives of those around me today with the power of God’s Spirit, as I express the compassion and love of Christ that’s in my heart by the Holy Ghost, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Further Study/ Reading: Matthew 18:21-22; John 13:34