|Posted on October 12, 2010 at 7:18 AM|
Ephesians 5:2 to day we look at the love of God. A contrast between earthly love and divine love. Paul the apostle is speaking of the love of Christ. The love of our Lord and Saviour abides in you and me. We are to walk in that love. The evangelist uses the present tense, “...Walk in love,” In his first letter to the church at Thessalonica Paul elaborates on what he speaks of here. As a man of God I believe he was capable of a number of roles... Apostle, church planter, teacher, and evangelist. Reading through his letters you can see the zeal and the fire that consumed him in his love towards Jesus Christ our Lord. The love of Christ that poured out of him for the lost and the church of Christ.
He talks about the men of Christ’s church as being brothers of his and that the same zeal, fire, and passion the hallmark of his life should be seen in them. The love he poured out towards them they likewise should do towards him and towards each other.
The challenge is for you and I who are men of the church of Christ to continue loving one another with the love of Christ our Lord who abides in us.
I spoke of the author’s first letter to the church of Thessalonica. I will leave you with the verse to ponder over. God go with you this day. (I.Thess.4:9) “But concerning brotherly love you have no need that I should write to you, for you yourselves are taught by God to love one another”