Reflections From The Bible And Life

Love Freely

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Colossians 1:24-2:3; Psalm 62:6-9; Luke 6:6-11

Psalm 62:9 states, “Those of low estate are but a breath, those of high estate are a delusion; in the balances they go up; they are together lighter than a breath.” What does this mean? It means tragedy is not a proof of significance and neither is accomplishment. We do not gain significance by parading our trophies nor by flaunting our victimization. Glorification of victims is as much out-of-place as adulation of winners. We are only ourselves when we are in a trust relationship with God as defined and commanded by His Word, participating in His power, which is trusting in Him at all times, and pouring our hearts out before Him in love.

Everything that Jesus taught us is deeply rooted in love. Love is ultimately God’s power. With so much freedom given to man by God and having so much to decide on, man created rules to establish a sort of peace and order in this world. These rules, however are useless without love. Man will still be tempted into greed, perversity and unhealthy competition among themselves, as their goals are selfish.

Love is not bounded by any man-made law.  It is a very powerful thing freely given to us by God which holds more value than any law. Though rules and regulations help in putting order in out lives, let us not be constrained by them. Let us instead, be free in showing one another our love by serving others whenever possible.

With full trust in the Lord and love in our hearts, the world would be a much better place to live in. It would almost be like heaven here on earth.


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