THE GREATEST GIFT
THE GREATEST GIFT
The greatest gift that we can give, apart from the gospel, to another or receive is Love.
When we show love to all people without discrimination of sameness, difference, ethnicity, color, or social status we will have learned to truly love with our hearts and not just in vain, empty words.
Love, true love, is rooted in the heart and is not dependent on the eyes or ears.
The ability to love is not rooted in the eyes for the eyes see suffering in the world every day. Yet, we can pass by without a second glance or pausing to make a difference in the pain and suffering that we have witnessed.
The ability to love is not rooted in the ears for the ears hear of suffering in the world every day. Yet, we can shut out their cry’s and pass by without pausing to make a difference in the pain and suffering that we have witnessed.
It is only when our eyes see and our ears hear through a heart filled with compassion for all individuals that we are able to cry out with them enough is enough. Then out of the love we have for our fellow beings we can lift up our hands to the task of providing relief to their needs.
And now abideth faith, hope, charity (Love), these three; but the greatest of these is charity (Love).
1 Corinthians 13:13 AKJV
When Christ gave His life for us all He did so without discrimination based on sameness, difference, ethnicity, color, or social status – He sacrificed Himself for all people. His life, death, and resurrection has given us all equal access to Salvation and Eternal Life. His was and is pure love and not just vain, empty words.
If we all would choose to view the world through a love and compassion filled heart, giving a Word or deed to relieve the sufferings of mankind, we would see a great change not only in others but also within ourselves.
GOD LOVES YOU !!!
16. Hereby perceive we the love of God, because He laid down His life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
17. But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?
1 John 3:16-17 AKJV
4. Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
5. doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
6. rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;
7. beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
13. And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7,13 AKJV