Posted by: the warrioress | January 6, 2013

Do Everything In Love

“Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong. Do everything in love.”

1 Corinthians 16: 13-14

“Let all your things be done with charity. Signifying, that the whole of their obedience to Christ, their observation of, and subjection to all his ordinances and commands, should spring from, and be done in love to him; and that the whole of their conduct and behavior towards one another ought to be with charity, which bears all things, and covers a multitude of sins; and that all their church affairs, their business at church meetings, should be transacted, not with strife and vain glory, but in peace, and with mutual affection, with a concern for the good of each other, and of the whole body, and for the glory of God; for without charity or love, and the exercise of this grace, it signifies little what men either have or do; and such an exhortation was the more necessary to this church, since it was so full of factions, contentions, and divisions.” (Source)

Do you as a member of the body of Christ do everything in love? Do you show concern for the good of the whole body of Christ?

Obedience to Christ through observing His commands and teachings are done with love; this is exhibited through one’s conduct and behavior with one another. The body of Christ is admonished by Paul not to be full of factions, contentions, and divisions.

Do we see people within the body of Christ treating one another with real love? Are we full of factions, contentions, and divisions? We, all of us who believe, are Christ’s church today. We are the bride of Jesus Christ. We may not be going to church in the same building, but we’re part of a body of believers that transcends distance, time, and space.

Paul, the apostle, wrote this letter to the church in Corinth saying that they should treat one another with love; in fact, they were told to do everything in love. What a request!

“Throughout the letter, Paul presents issues that are troubling the community in Corinth and offers ways to fix them. Paul states that this letter is not meant to make them feel ashamed but to “admonish” them as beloved children. They are expected to become imitators of Jesus and follow the ways in Christ as he, Paul, teaches in all his churches (1 Cor. 4:14-16).” (Source)

What a challenge!

Do everything in love. Become imitators of Jesus and follow the ways in Christ.

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Responses

  1. Lord give us the experience of a circumcised heart, and the capacity to draw on your example, until not only can we have faith in you, but so that you in turn can have faith in us. Amen!

  2. Well thought out and written post, my friend. How often we forget. I pray all is well with you and your daughter.

    ♥ Ed

  3. this is my heart’s cry…that we will do everything in love, that we will all be different parts but one body! may it be so in and through Jesus. thank you, adrienne.

  4. What a challenge indeed! But I try.

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