Monday, May 2, 2022

Commentary: Love Does No Harm

by Guy LaMar

We should NEVER neglect to tell someone that we love, that we love them.

Life is way too short, and those kind words can fill someone's heart with such powerful joy and comfort, especially when you truly mean it.

Always remember this: God is LOVE!

Our Lord Jesus Christ made it clear that the full Law of God is LOVE!

If you truly love someone and will not tell them that you love them then you are not doing right.

You're not following the will of God.

Our very words are as important as our actions.

God tells us to guard our words, but He also shows us that His Way is found in just one word - L-O-V-E!

One of the greatest pain that you can do to someone that you claim to love is to not tell them that you love them.

There are people that die for love.

It is the most powerful word under the sun.

It equals God's Way. It is of God. It is from God, and the Bible clearly says that "God is LOVE."

Whoever does not love does not know God - 1 John 4:8. Without love, you do not HAVE God!

So, do not hold back and allow callousness to build up over yourself by NOT letting those you love - that you do love them!

Give it a try!!

You will feel better and the person that you tell will surely feel awesome!

Now, as for the people that you might have issues with, that you claim you love but don't like.

Think about this: LOVE covers up those issues if you allow it.

Too often we ALLOW others to dictate to us how we feel about someone else. While inside we may feel deep concern and compassion towards someone because others show them contempt - and they will give you reasons to try and make you dislike someone all because of the callousness of heart within others

Do not let others turn you against people just because they have a hardened heart! It's an easy trap to fall into.

God's living word tells us that bad corrupts good - cf. 1 Corinthians 15:33.

So, be careful not to allow others' bad traits of harshness towards others to rub off on you.

If you are around someone who always has something negative to speak against others - then that person is TOXIC!

You will be far better off by parting company.

Since today's societies are overly sensitive, it may be difficult to correct them.

Most people are geared toward the defense mode and do not accept correction without a defensive debate.

God's living word says that such is foolish. "He who disdains instruction despises his own soul, But he who heeds rebuke gets understanding" - Proverbs 15:32.

Correction is a sign of love.

We may just need a softer approach in correcting people nowadays, because of the overly sensitive societies we live in.

If a person is so calloused in hearing correction and receiving kindness, then you would be better off just staying clear of that person, yet live a GOOD example so that they may witness Jesus within you.

Hopefully, this will inspire them over time.

Keep in mind: when you point a finger at someone, you have three fingers pointing back at yourself - which is to say that we are not always right.

So approach all matters with a very humble attitude. The Bible tells us that it is the humble that God works within.

Because God is love - rejecting love is the same as rejecting God.

Stay humble. Stay kind. Place others before yourself. Focus upon concern and compassion for others. And, do not cherry-pick their sins.

You can rest assured that you have a sin attached to you that will equal whatever sin that you claim is theirs.

We should be CAREFUL because every measure of how we judge others is by the exact same measure of our Lord Jesus will judge us - cf. Matthew 7:1-2.

In the long run, we only hurt ourselves when we think more of ourselves than others, and when we look down on others as though we are better and greater.

A highly educated person that isn't humble or kind-hearted is not near as good a person as a humble and kind-hearted person who hasn't had much education with a menial job.

Whereas the person with a menial job more often than not sees everyone as someone to offer kind-hearted love towards, it's generally the oligarchs, the pompous and wealthy highly educated person that measures others by what they have materialistically, who base things on bank accounts!

But, on the other hand, a wealthy person can be even more loving and caring than a poorer person who always judges others hatefully and jealously because of those that have.

Sadly, a lot of the time it's that jealous type of person that turns to hatred towards the have-nots to those that have. They are just angry at the wealthy for something they are not able to grasp. There are some people with wealth that look down upon the poor because they cannot see past their material possessions. So, they judge by what a person has or has not.

Truly, God's servants are rich in character. Which is brought on by how they love others.

Our Lord Jesus says that we are to love our enemies, do good to those who hate us, bless those who curse us, and pray for those who spitefully use us - cf. Luke 6:27-31.

So, those people that put us down, talk nasty about us, let us pray for them because in doing so we show them, LOVE. The type of love that our Lord Jesus has for all mankind.

And it outweighs any nasty talk any person has been slinging towards us.

Not to mention - what are we actually defending when we respond to someone running us down!? We are defending our own vanity.

Let us keep an "I don't care about hate" attitude!

In other words: don't give attention to the negative thoughts of others toward you.

It is difficult to do, but our Lord Jesus is our Christian example - and He did it!

He was accused of being a liar, yet He knew the truth and ignored their hateful speech and gossiping against Him and responded with kindness and love for them.

How did He do this!?

He threw away any self vanity. Yet, He surely had the right to be vainer than anyone, because He was God in flesh - cf. John 1:14.

He gave us a solid example!

Don't allow any vanity to rule and ruin you. Don't give attention to things that do not matter. Don't give credence to gossip. It's all wasted words with no volume. Don't be a part of character assassination which comes with the gossip of others.

Before speaking of anyone ask yourself these things:

  • Is it true?
  • Is it kind?
  • Is it even necessary to mention?
  • Will it edify the person or break down the person?
  • Would our Lord Jesus say this!?
If we are negative of others then we are PROVING that we are NOT following Jesus Christ!

We are, however, falling hook line a sinker for the god of this age - Satan the devil.

And, because of running down others, we are only doing Satan the devil's bidding.

And by all means, DO NOT become a hypocrite and talk about others that talk about others and then turn around and do it yourself.

That is not showing LOVE, it is showing hate.


Truly, one should apply the old wise saying: if you can't say anything good about someone then don't say anything at all.

That is a Christ-like manner of approach.

Our Lord Jesus attacked ideologies - ways in which people had embraced, but He never got personally hateful towards individuals.

He showed others the routes they were on by their false religions and the rebellious way in which they were taking.

He NEVER said terrible things to others! Yet, this present evil age is eaten up with this kind of attitude. The attitude of "let me find a flaw" in old so and so.

Remember, when we are being a busybody, trying to find a speck in someone's eye while all the while we have a huge plank in our own eye! - cf. Matthew 7:4-5.

That DOES NOT show love.

Remember, whoever does not love does not know God. And whoever does NOT love is without God.

LOVE is where it's at!

LOVE is where you find God! □

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