“Above all, clothe yourselves with love.” Col 3:14 NLT
God’s love is the most powerful force the world has ever seen. And as a follower of Christ it is up to you to carry the torch and keep it burning. The Bible says, “Clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience…Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony” (vv. 12&14 NLT). It’s one thing to quote Scriptures, pray long articulate prayers in public, study theology, and attend church. But only when people see your love will they be impacted by your life. Love, not words, is the true test of your discipleship. It’s said that General Omar Bradley once made a business trip on a commercial airline wearing a regular suit instead of his military uniform. When he reached his seat he started doing some paperwork. As it turned out, the man seated next to him was a young Army private who didn’t recognize Bradley. So after takeoff he turned to the general and said, “Since we’re going to be together for a while, it would be nice if we got to know each other. My guess is that you’re a banker.” Not wishing to seem rude but needing to finish his work, Bradley replied, “No, I’m General Omar Bradley, a five-star general in the U. S. Army. I head up the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon in Washington, D. C.” Without missing a beat, the young private replied, “Well, sir, that’s a very important job, and I sure hope you don’t blow it!” Your most important job today is to show God’s love–so don’t blow it!
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