November 24th 2015
Can you love those who do not give you love in return?
For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them. And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same. And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again. But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil. (Luke 6:32-35 KJV)
It is not so hard to love those who love us back. It is much harder to love those individuals who push us away and reject our love. It often takes great effort to love those who do not show any love for us.
God’s Word says it does not cost anything to love those people who also love us. Reciprocation is the fuel of cheap love which operates in this world. It is a “you scratch my back I will scratch your back kind of love. It is love propelled by what others do for us rather than fueled from a godly heart attitude of unconditional love and sacrifice burning within our soul from the supernatural power of God.
God’s love models a love that loves despite any circumstances. It is an unconditional love that is not dependent upon the actions or character of man, but rests solely upon the holiness and righteousness of God. It is a love that envelopes both friends and enemies in the very essence of God.
God did not send His Son to die for only those who would love Him. God sent His Son to die for all mankind. This action was His unconditional love, mercy,and grace in action as willed by God for all mankind.