KNOWN BY OUR LOVE
By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another. — JOHN 13:35
How is the world going to know us?
By our love. By this divine love. By this God-kind of love. By this unselfish love. “God so loved — He gave.”
Now, His love isn’t natural human love. Natural human love is selfish. As a usual thing, even a mother’s love is a natural human love. It’s selfish: “That’s my baby!”
But if we would learn to let the divine love of God which is shed abroad in our hearts dominate us, it would make a real difference in our lives. It would cure the ills in our homes. Natural human love can turn to hatred when it doesn’t get its way. It will fight and fuss, claw and knock, “cuss” and be mean. Divine love, when it is reviled, reviles not again. The God-kind of love is not interested in what I can get, but in what I can give. Do you see how that can solve all the problems in your home?
As children of God, the nature of God is in us — and God’s nature is love. So it is natural for love to be in our spirit, our heart.
However, if we allow our outward man and our mind to dominate us, that love nature in our heart is kept prisoner. Let’s release the love of God that is within us!
The world will know me by my love. I will release the love nature within me!
Excerpt From: Kenneth E. Hagin. “Faith Food Devotions.”