“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.”
1 John 4:18
Many of us are cowardly Christians. We say we love others, yet we are not brave to do the right things. The golden rule we were given as Christians is to love our neighbour as ourselves. Our neighbour can be a friend or an enemy; whoever the neighbour is, we must show them love.
Being brave in love also means that when you see your neighbours going the wrong way, you will call them back and stop them from going in the course of perdition. Some of us say we love someone, yet we lack the courage or find it challenging to correct them because we don’t want our relationship with them to sour.
I’m calling you out today, be brave in love. This thing you’re not taking seriously, on that day when the Lord shall judge all men, it shall be asked why you didn’t stop that person from doing the wrong things. You will be asked why you didn’t correct the person about the immoral dressing they were practising.
In summary, this is what the Lord is saying to us: “But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet, and the people are not warned, and the sword comes and takes any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at the watchman’s hand. “So, you, son of man: I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel; therefore, you shall hear a word from My mouth and warn them for Me.”
May the blood of others not be upon us in Jesus’ name. So, it is best to correct in love when we see people going the wrong way into destruction or doing bad things or the Lord Himself gives us instructions to provide them with. Then, we must ask for wisdom to carry out the instructions and save them from condemnation. Even if they don’t listen to you, you’re free since you’ve done your part.
Heavenly Father, thank you for loving me and sending your Beloved Son to die for me. Thank you for exemplifying the act of being brave in love by dying for us even as we were still sinners. Please help me to love everyone around me so that I may be quick in wisdom to stop them from perishing. Let your love eat me up to do all I should to bring people into your fold in Jesus’ name. Amen.
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