“Love the Brethren”

July 18, 2019

“Love the Brethren”

Blessings folk!

The Love of God teaches us.

It teaches us to love one another.

1Th 4:9

Now as to the love of the brethren,
you have no need for anyone to write to you,
for you yourselves are taught by God to love one another;

They already knew about the love of the brethren.
They had no need for anyone to write and exhort them.
They have been taught by God to love one another.

Think on that.

They were taught by God to love one another.

Why do so many within the organized “church” not love one another?

Because they are not of God.

They profess to be, but they are not.

They have not been redeemed/saved.

They are trying to live a good, religious life by the power of the flesh.

That never works.

Those that are truly saved have the Holy Spirit.

We love one another because we are of the same Spirit.

Why was Paul writing to them about this?

The next verse tells us.

1Th 4:10
for indeed you do practice it toward all the brethren who are in all Macedonia.
But we urge you, brethren, to excel still more,

They practiced love for the brethren through the region - Macedonia.

Paul was urging them to excel even more.

We should do likewise.

Excel more in love.

If you do not love, examine yourself to see if you are truly of the faith.

If you do not love, you are not of the faith.

2 Co 13:5
Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves!

1 Jo 4:20
If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar;
for the one who does not love his brother whom he has seen,
cannot love God whom he has not seen.


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