God's Children.

We should love like our father

In my last post (The Martyr’s Faith), emphasis were made on; rejoicing and singing of praises, even in challenging times and situations.

Today we’ll be admonishing ourselves from the last verses of Mathew 5, seeing it contain some very cogent instructions required to be obeyed by God’s children.

Love, as your father in heaven loves. 

Matt 5: 43-48 (KJV)

43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust 46 For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same? 47 And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so? 48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

Sometimes we give little or no attention to some part of the scriptures (like the one we just read), and we forget that “no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost (2pet 1:20-21).” 

Meaning that, the bible was not written by men’s wisdom, but God inspired men to write it (2 Tim 3:16-17).

So therefore, we are to give ourselves to understand every word in the verses of the bible, and not just to look away from some scriptures, or to just read it for reading sake. We are to ensure we get the life--with the help of the Holy spirit--in between the lines, and to know what God’s mind (will or instruction) is, for us, as His children. 

Every father loves children who obey them, because it proves they love and honor him. Likewise God, we prove our love to Him by obeying His words (or commandment john 14:15).

Verses like these has prompted many questions in the Christian fold or even the world at large. Questions like; why should I pray for my enemy?, or how can I love someone that plans evil on me?

Well, I know we might have faced some challenges (or experiences) in our personal life, or, the ones we heard that happened to other people. And as a result of that, some of us have taken this verses (and some other ones) as inapplicable to we humans on earth, and this thoughts has permitted un-forgiveness, bitterness, wickedness, war and so on, to rule our world today. Yet, with all our wisdom and method of handling matters, how has it helped is thus far? 

Man’s heart will ever be wicked. (Jer 17:9)

Verse 45 of our bible text above, shows us that as God’s children we are to respond to every situations with LOVE -just as our father in heaven has ever been doing (Matt 5:45-48). 

This therefore leaves me to ask you and myself “have we really sat down to consider what God was saying in this scripture?” I think we should do, because these are what makes us God’s children indeed. Also, these are what makes our light to shine in this dark world, and make men to glorify and to seek God through our lives. (Matt 5:16)

God’s Command To His Children.

Perhaps you have questions that you seek answers for, am sure (with the help of the holy spirit), the bible is enough to answer it all. Take time to study it. 

Yet, regardless of what our questions (or opinions) might be, I think these two major commandments should help (guide) us.

  • Mark 12:30 - And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.

That is, irrespective of who we are and what we know: our love, thoughts, desire, passion etc., must first be ascribed to the lord. Seeking to know Him and to do His will in total obedience. 


  • Mark 12:31 - And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.

Which can also mean, do to others, what you know you can also accept from them.

Before You Go!

1John 1:6; If we say that we have fellowship with him (God), and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: 

Have you accept Jesus as your lord and personal savior. If not, do today. So that you can be cleansed from your sins and be made a citizen of the kingdom of his dear Son. Call Him into your heart today, let him wash you, and seek his grace to continuity. 

Remember, Jesus loves you! (PEACE)

Thanks a lot for your time. I do appreciate that. I expect to see you next time. Please share it. Also, comments and/or ideas are welcome.

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