Friday, 21 October 2016

Winning Wisdom: Controlled By Love

Author: Ese Ehimare Dave
Topic: Controlled By Love [Friday, 21st Oct. 2016]

Whatever we do, it is certainly not for our own profit but because Christ’s love controls us now. (2 Corinthians 5:14 TLB)

Scriptures say we should "owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law" (Romans 13:8). Love is the only debt we are allowed to owe all men. We are permitted to eternally keep paying the debt of love to all men, irrespective of how they treat us. When people are vile towards us, the only way we respond to them is in kindness, because love is kind.

Let love control your actions towards people. The more we grow in Christ, the more loving we become. Our expression of love when it is not deserved is what shows that we are becoming more like God. Ephesians 3:19 says: "and to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God." Our growth in Christ is evident when we are controlled by love.

When love is not what controls all of your actions, it only shows that you have a lot of growing in Christ to do. When you are controlled by love, you are controlled by God. Every day you will undergo the test of love, and it behoves on you to respond in love at all times. Even when you fail, go back to God, He is love and He will teach you so "that your love may abound more and more in knowledge..." (Philippians 1:9). God does this by showing you how much He loves you. And as you grow in the love of Christ, the more you'll be controlled by love.

Keep winning daily.

Prayer:
Dear Lord, thank You for Your love that is shared all over my heart by Your Spirit. As I grow in Your love, it controls me all the time. I express it even when I am faced with difficult circumstances always, in Jesus' Name. Amen.

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