Scripture: (NIV) 1 Peter 3:8 “Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind.”
According to the scripture in 1 Peter 3 harmony, love, sympathy, compassion, and humbleness walks hand in hand. If you lack in the one, you lack in all. Love is a small, four-letter word, with a big responsibility.
Love is not a cliché, but an action. If you don’t put action to it, you won’t get the results you desperately seek. To utter the word irresponsible or say it just to manipulate is to mistreat the very nature of love.
Love is harmony
Love is sympathy
Love is compassionate
Love is humble
Love is all the above and so much more. When you study the life of Jesus Christ, you will notice servanthood, empathy, but most of all His desire to remain obedient to His Father. He said to Mary, his mother in Luke 2:49, “Didn’t you know I had to be in my Father’s house?” it was so important to spend time with his Father that he was willing to disobey his earthly parents at that moment.
Only after that, he went home to be obedient to them. His life was the very nature of Love. This is an important lesson for us when we want to walk in His Divine Love. Obedience to the Father comes first, and the rest will follow. Love comes from that obedience. Without it, Jesus couldn’t walk to the cross and lay His life down for us.
The Love of the Father compelled him to honour his wishes; even unto death.
Only when we understand the heart of the Father can we submit and become His love and use it in accordance with the scripture in 1 Peter 3:8.
“Heavenly Father, you are Love. Show me the true meaning of your Love. Help me understand how to walk in humbleness, compassion, sympathy, and harmony. Let Jesus Christ’s life show me the way so that I can walk steadfastly in His footsteps and walk-in Love daily. Being absolutely one with His example. Amen.”
You are blessed and highly favoured