Love is Sound Doctrine!
But as for you, speak the things which are fitting for sound doctrine. (Titus 2:1)
What is the basis or principles of what Christians should stand? This seems like a redundant question, but surveys and many assessments have reveal that truth is relative and subjective, to the world and in the church. Has mass media shaped are perceptions, has access to different social medias crafted are views? Have we become desensitized by our sin or carnal mindsets?
The disciple fought and question Jesus throughout their lives. Early Christians had various issues with numerous leaders of their era. Reformations, holy wars, schisms, martyrs, and a host of others have been effect by the generation of the time. History repeats itself, and again the answer is we must live on the very principles that we claim, sound doctrine! It is obvious that we have moved from a world of absolutes, objectivity, and dogmatism. To an era of relativism, subjectivism, and tolerance, sound familiar. “In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes.” (Judges 21:25)
I don’t know about the rest of the world but I’m resolved to represent Christ in these unclear times. To love God with every fiber in my body. To truly love my neighbor, with the love and commitment that God communicates in the Word.
In addition, Jesus says to love your neighbor as you yourself, not instead of yourself. Respect and love yourself; how can you have healthy respect for God or anyone else if you do not appreciate that you’re fearfully and wonderfully made. In turn your love for Him, will keep his commands, not because it is the rule, but out of your love for Him.
Love is sound doctrine. Love is the bedrock of our Christianity. Jesus Christ provided this unconditional love to impregnate are minds, our hearts and are attitudes. Sidebar: Love does not mean I accept your lifestyle, it means I will see you through it. “Three things will last forever-faith, hope, and love–and the greatest of these is love.” (1 Corinthians 13:13) – Chaplain Juan Mendez is a graduate of the Colony. He is also a graduate of the Colony of Mercy. You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Think About This: We must not allow anything in our churches to compete with the high visibility of the gospel. —Ray Ortlund
This Week’s Verse to Memorize: I have set the Lord always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. Psalm 16:8