Posted on Oct 1, 2016 | 0 comments


There are various ways to love something. Some people love their dog, some people love their wallpaper, some love their cheesy pizza. Like I said, there are all kinds of love and it is shown or expressed in many different ways. Love between a parent and child is different than the love between boyfriend and girlfriend, between siblings, between friend. So we can see that there are different types of love, but what makes them similar and what makes them ‘godlike’?

Yehovah’s compassion, His love is never ending, it is unconditional. Most of us can not relate to an unconditional type of love. Unconditional means that no matter what you will have compassion (love) for that person – no matter what. How we walk out that unconditional love is also varied, depending on who you talk to. Most of us are full of ‘words’ but come up short on the action part.

Consider Moses when the Holy One became so angry with the Israelite people that He was ready to wipe them out and start over. Does that sound like unconditional love? Maybe not, but if we look at this from a different perspective we can see a bit more depth in this story. Maybe this was a test for Moses. Maybe. Moses was sick of the people, he was tired of their whining and complaining and when Yahovah turned the tables on him and was willing to give him what he wanted, what did Moses do? Oh my – he hit the ground! He fell to his face and begged the Holy One to not wipe them out – to take him instead! What love is this? Moses was shown to himself that he truly had come to love, deeply love this rag-tag multitude.

Moses through his heart into begging the Holy One to spare them……and He did! And in the process, Moses realized that his compassion, his love, was more like the Holy One’s then he would ever have imagined.

We are called to be a ‘body of people,’ to be a community and to walk together, yet very few groups have been able to accomplish that to any degree of unity. Maybe it will never happen until Messiah returns, but if we could simply see things with the compassion and love that the Holy One has for us, we would look at others differently as well. If we are called to like our Master, than we are called to set our grievances, our differences, aside and walk together as one body.

It is never to late. For you, for me, for anyone to demonstrate to the Creator of the Universe that we love him with the love that He wants us to share.  We are so close to when the King will sit upon his throne to begin judgment, we have no time to waste in forgiving others and WALKING out that love with compassion, with love.  If we are ever to be forgiven by our Father in heaven, we are told we must forgive, be passionate, to love each other.  Then He will be compassionate with us.

Are you simply willing to cling to your idea of ‘right and wrong’ no matter what? In the scope of eternity, consider if it’s really worth it.

Ask yourself:  Think about how you have interacted with others – do you separate yourself from others in the body because of real or perceived grievances?  Does this mirror how you love God?

Exercise for the day: Today is the day to set aside your personal bias against someone else. Today is the day begin to repair that relationship, no matter what. Determine what you can do, no matter the consequences, to reach out and repair the body and further the restoration of the kingdom! Do it!


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