I have been mulling over this passage of scripture, since reading it yesterday on my Bible app. It’s one of those scriptures that we can quickly read and think that we “get it,” because we all know that we’re supposed to “love each other the way that God loves us.”
Yet, we seem to only apply it to the loved ones that we are comfortable with. The people that agree with our viewpoints or moral standards.
The unloveable people are ones that rub us up the wrong way. They are the type of people who go against God’s principles. They might be involved with rioting, starting wars, or treating animals cruelly. They might be individuals that agree with the pro abortion, who are LGBT, or feminists that believe in equal rights. They might be individuals that campaign for the death penalty for murderers or rapists. Or the people that have different political or religious views compared to our own. Everyone is passionate about the things they believe in.
Jesus was the complete expression of God in human form and He revealed God and His love to us.
He is the standard we look too and anything other than what the Bible talks about, means we except a lesser value. When we love one another, the invisible God reveals Himself to others, through us, and that is when love is made complete. That is when chains break and we realise that God’s standards are not the worlds standards.
Since when did we box ourselves in, with picking who we should love or show compassion to?
When did God say that not one of us has sinned so we can throw stones at everyone else? It’s so frustrating humanity is still so judgemental because it shows just how far we still have to go.
The world changes when the expression of God’s love is revealed in its true form and not a sub-standard one that we pick who we show it to. God is waiting for us to fulfil our purpose because He does not want anyone of us to perish. We are all children of God – chosen and loved.
“The Lord isn’t really being slow about His promise, as some people think. No, He is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to destroyed, but wants everyone to repent.” 2 Peter 3:9
Categories: 1 John