THEOPNEUSTOS “GOD BREATHED”
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 14 2016
TITLE: LOVE FOR GOD OR FEAR FOR GOD?
AUTHORED BY PASTOR CHARLES AND FAVOUR CHUKWUEMEZIE
1 JOHN 4:18 ” Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced his perfect love.”
We talk about upgrading things in life but how many think of upgrading their walk with God? How many seek a deeper understanding of the word of God? How many want to love God more?
Oh, it sounds so lovely and spiritual to say that we fear God, and it really is. But it doesn’t speak of maturity.
When you fear God, you don’t want to get Him upset with you, so that He won’t bring judgement on you and your actions. When you fear God, you refrain from doing certain things because you are aware that God cannot be mocked; whatever a man sows, that shall he reap.
We fear punishment from God, and claim to love Him at the same time. The Bible says that perfect love expels fear. You can’t have perfect love for God and be afraid of Him at the same time.
Someone may say, this fear means respect for God, still I would say that, whoever you love, you will automatically respect. Whoever you love, you will automatically seek to please.
If you upgrade your love for God to a perfect love, you’ll be so matured in love that you do the things that gladdens the heart of God, not as though you are forced to obey but because you understand the kind of relationship you share with Him.
Upgrade your love for God, child of God.
PRAYER AND DECLARATION
LORD GOD, I LOVE YOU. TEACH ME TO LOVE YOU PERFECTLY. I LIVE TO PLEASE YOU ALL THE DAYS OF MY LIFE… THANK YOU JESUS
WORDS ON MARBLE
GOD’S LOVE FOR US DOESN’T NEED UPGRADE; IT IS OURS FOR HIM THAT SHOULD BE UPGRADED. .. CHARLES CHUKWUEMEZIE