Tuesday, April 20, 2010

What is that thing called Love?

4 Biblical stories on love.

1) Would you love someone and deny that you know them in public / infront of other people?

Biblical character: Apostle Peter.

Matthew 26:70
But he denied before them all, saying, I know not what thou sayest.

Matthew 26:72
And again he denied with an oath, I do not know the man.

Result: Denial of love leaves both parties in shame and despair.

Remedy: If you still love that person then for Heavens sake run to him or her and do not be ashamed to be seen with him or her ever again. True love is when a husband is not afraid to leave the comfort zone of his parents' house or his comfortable life and cleave to his wife in good times and bad times.

2) Would you say you love someone and betray them with a kiss?

Biblical character: Judas

Luke 22:48
But Jesus said unto him, Judas, betrayest thou the Son of man with a kiss?

Result: Betrayal of love leaves a person burning in a fiery furnace.

Remedy: Genuine Repentance and forgiveness should calm things down.

But Judas killed himself because he probably did not understand forgiveness as he did not ask Jesus to forgive him instead he let his sins fester within him as he ran away filled with guilt and so he got burnt.

3) Would you declare that you love God and serve mammon?

Biblical character: Religious people or (King Ahab and Queen Jezebel)

Luke 16:9
And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; that,
when ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations.

Luke 16:11
If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?

Luke 16:13
No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other;
or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

Result: Misdirected and misguided of service in the name of love sends a person to destruction.
King Ahab is more afraid of his wife Jezebel than he is afraid of The LORD and hence leads to his destruction.
A person cannot serve God and listen to slander and follow erroneous ways at the same time.

Remedy: If you found out that highway leads to hell then for Heaven's sake don't go there anymore.

Some other examples that a person cannot serve two masters:
Polygamous marriage can be destructive and painful.
Leah and Rachel. Jacob loved Rachel and sometimes despised Leah even though Leah is kind and demure.

4) Would you love someone and hide your feelings in the ground and dare not declare it
before the one they love for fear of unknown possibilities?

Biblical character: Parable of the servant who hid his talents in the ground.

Matthew 25:24
Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not

Matthew 25:25
And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine.

Matthew 25:26
His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest
that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed:

Matthew 25:27
Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury.

Matthew 25:28
Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents.

Matthew 25:29
For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him
that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath.

Matthew 25:30
And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and
gnashing of teeth.

Result: Love not declared bears no fruit and is cut off.
If you do not ask, you will never know. So there is a 50/50 chance that love declaration is requited. Like they say, do not fear to be thought of as a fool in love as love makes fools of us all.
The greatest fool of all is probably Jesus Christ or is it me; I always get that mixed up.........

Remedy: Do not be afraid to invest in love.
If you see and know that the person that you love do not bite other people
although sometimes he or she might be holding a sword of justice for self defence purposes only. If they are kind to their friends most definately he or she will be kind to you. A person carrying a sword is often just for fending off demons and dragons.

So, what are you waiting for?

Be a man.

Definition of "man" in the Bible most of the time refers to "MANKIND" without gender preference.

If you are not an "Alien" then most probably you are a "Man".

If you are not a "tare" then you are "wheat".

If you are not a child of darkness and evil, then you are a child of light and a Son of God.

John 1:12
“But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:”

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