Do you care for others the way Christ cares for you? Today Christians are fighting a battle of spiritual warfare. Satan is working overtime to deceive and oppress the believers in Christ. When we as Christians take our main focus off ourselves we defeat our enemy, and become more like Christ. Christ wants us to love others more than ourselves; to care for the needs of others before our own needs. Christians need to learn how to be humble because God hates pride. Without humility it is impossible to love others the way they should be loved. We cannot love others because we care only for our own happiness and not the happiness of others. Pride can be a stumbling block to others if we use it to overpass someone else’s worth. Also, having pride makes it hard for a sinner to receive Jesus Christ.
A person who loves others will not gossip about them. Spreading lies and rumors about someone else, can hurt that person mentally and hinder their spiritual walk. Gossiping comes from Satan and is used to hurt someone’s testimony or affect their lives in a negative way. Often, it is done spitefully by someone and is viciously done to wrongfully slander someone in a mischievous way. The Lord said he hates this: “A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren” (Proverbs 6:19). Let everything you say be to the edification of others and not to spitefully harm someone else. Be careful that you don’t allow Satan to convince you of something that is not true.
Jesus loved us so much that he died on a cross for us. He showed us what love was all about. He said to love your enemies. Now that is a challenge! Love my enemy! Yes, we are to love those that hate us and despise us. Jesus wants us to love someone enough to give them the gospel, no matter what they say about us, what they do to us, or how much they hate us. We are not to hold grudges but to forgive others the way Christ forgave us. One day Jesus will return and we should focus our attention on being like him.
One day we all as Christians will have to give account of the things we did on this earth whether they be good or bad. Keeping this in mind, let us learn to love others and care for others above ourselves. Let us learn to come together in unity and build a stronger bond with other believers in Christ. Let us learn to be more like Christ and to be careful in the things we do or say. Let us consider our actions and consider our speech before we take action. “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God” (Philippians 4:6).
1 Timothy 5:13 -And withal they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not.
2 Thessalonians 3:11- For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies.
Proverbs 6:18,19- An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.
Psalm 58:3 -The wicked are estranged from the womb: they go astray as soon as they be born, speaking lies.
Luke 10:34-And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.
Psalms 62:3,4 – How long will ye imagine mischief against a man? ye shall be slain all of you: as a bowing wall shall ye be, and as a tottering fence. They only consult to cast him down from his excellency: they delight in lies: they bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly.
1 Corinthians 12:25-That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another.
Matthew 5:44-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;