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The Love of Christ.

Day 4
Verse of the day.

For the love of Christ compels us, because we judge thus: that if One died for all, then all died;

2 Corinthians 5:14

Love is intense affection for another human or a pet or something. Love is about showing. Love can be a silent thing too, but when it is loud, it speaks because actions show love. Let’s take a male-female relationship; everyone in love would love for the actions and moments not to be a One-way street. It is very important that our partners do meet us halfway, but sometimes they don’t, and to keep the relationship in good health, we sometimes go overboard to complete the distance because it keeps us happy. But consistently going over for someone will eventually leave us dry and we fall out of love because our expectations have not been met.

But isn’t it interesting when you think about Christ’s love for us? He has expectations too, but He doesn’t fall out of love. (Phew! That must be hard). He knew we were sinners and that we’d still forsake Him even after the ultimate sacrifice of His life, yet He did it!

Where The Struggle Ends

2 Corinthians 5:14 explains that the love of Christ compels us to understand that His death for ALL absolved us of our sin and death. Objectively, this means, IF Christ had not died for us, redeeming us of sin, death, shame, we were already condemned to death. How many friends or lovers would do this for us? I don’t think many would, might be hard to pick one. You know why? Life is precious. Despite the crazy schedules and stress, it’s always refreshing to take in that breath and try again on a new day, yet, without thinking twice, Christ said, I’ll die for them (Romans 5:7-8)

There is absolutely no greater love than this (John 15:13). What God wants from us in return isn’t complicated; He hopes that this love He has shown us will also compel us to love Him, and others even when they’re undeserving of it.

Remember, you were once like that. Now that you are here, be Christ-like, love.

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