Christian Love Believes All Things
Today we present another of the selfless examples of Christian love demonstrated by Jesus. We briefly introduced the subject “Love Believes All Things” in our post entitled (What-is-Love). In this prior posting we addressed Paul’s dissertation on the subject of love, originated in the First Letter to the Corinthians.
To date, we have established that love is about blessing others. In this context then, Christian love believes that all good things are possible for those who believe God and put their trust in Him.
The following passages help to establish this point:
Then one of the crowd answered and said, Teacher, I brought You my son, who has a mute spirit. And wherever it seizes him, it throws him down; he foams at the mouth, gnashes his teeth, and becomes rigid. So I spoke to Your disciples, that they should cast it out, but they could not. He answered him and said, O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I bear with you? Bring him to Me. Then they brought him to Him. And when he saw Him, immediately the spirit convulsed him, and he fell on the ground and wallowed, foaming at the mouth. So He asked his father, “How long has this been happening to him?” And he said, “From childhood. And often he has thrown him both into the fire and into the water to destroy him. But if You can do anything, have compassion on us and help us.” Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.” Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, “Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!” When Jesus saw that the people came running together, He rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, “Deaf and dumb spirit, I command you, come out of him and enter him no more!” Then the spirit cried out, convulsed him greatly, and came out of him. And he became as one dead, so that many said, “He is dead.” But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him up, and he arose. And when He had come into the house, His disciples asked Him privately, “Why could we not cast it out?” So He said to them, “This kind can come out by nothing but prayer and fasting.”
So, the message is that all things are possible to those who believe. If things are not working out for you try prayer and fasting but by all means, never doubt. Your belief must be as steadfast as knowing something that already happened.
All of this of course, leads us to examine our own belief system. Do we believe that God can heal our loved ones? Do we believe that those that we pray for in the name of Jesus will be healed by His loving touch? Do we believe that the things that God has shown us will come true regardless of how impossible they may seem right now? Our belief in Him is critical to all we do.
Remember that Peter walked on the water until his belief was diminished by the winds and the waves.
Abraham fathered a child at the age of 100 years because he believed the promise of God. Is this the kind of belief that we demonstrate as we step forth in the ministry that God has given us?
The purpose of these publications on the topic of love is to assist anyone who is seeking to become more like their savior Jesus Christ. Our approach is to communicate that the life and words of Jesus are the perfect model of what we hope to become. Our expectation is that the reader will contrast the words and actions of Jesus to their own to discover where they fall short of the perfect love. Once any shortcomings are identified then the reader can seek the assistance of the Holy Spirit to help them in moving closer to the perfection of the examples that Jesus left us.
We recommended that every person in ministry reflect upon their worthiness to serve by first studying these examples of Christian love.
We have presented a number of posting that address the principles of Christian Love. Each of them is reinforced by examples taken from the life and words of Jesus. The following list of hyperlinks is provided to help those interested in reading these other postings. Clicking on any of the links below will transfer you to the posting of your choice: