LOVE IS AN OBLIGATION!
Jesus said the first & greatest commandment is to LOVE–to “love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, & with all thy soul, & with all thy mind, & the second is like unto it”, it’s almost equal, “thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.” (Mat.22:36-40) Those He was speaking to then asked Him, “Who is my neighbour?” And with the story of the Good Samaritan, He tried to show them that it is anyone who needs your help. If we have real love, we cannot face a needy situation without doing something about it. We can’t just pass by the poor man on the road to Jericho! We must take ACTION like the Samaritan did. (Lk.10:25-37) Love is making a connection like that from God to somebody who needs His Love. We should show His real Love & manifest it by genuine proving action!
Jesus said, “Even as My Father hath sent ME, so send I YOU.” (Jn.20:21) He says this still to His followers of today, call-ing them to give their lives daily in loving concern & care for others, to share His heart & Love. He came to love the World, & He calls us to do likewise in every facet of life, in every way, to give them love in Jesus’ name!