“He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now. He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him..”
“A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. Vs35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.”
The love of God is a big deal. Our planet earth is of love. God loved man and made us in His image, and after His likeness to function like Him. Man is the object of God’s love. He made the whole earth for man; but He made man for Himself. The planetary bodies, the solar system and all the constellation of stars were made to serve man. Man is the reason for the earth and the Father heart of God is the reason for man. God made man because He wanted a companion in man, and made the earth to meet the needs of man.
Love was the reason the Father God made man, and love was the reason He made the whole wide world for man’s pleasure. Evidently, we are in a love-centered world. The Love of God is the central theme of creation. Furthermore the Word tells us that all things were made by the Word of God, which is God (John 1:1-3); and 1 John 4:8 tells us that God is love, which means that the Word by whom all things were made in the beginning is love. Love created the universe to be ruled by love – the God-kind of love. We are in a love-created, love-ruled world. Everything in our world was designed to work perfectly well in love; therefore out of love is out of place.
Our opening verse reveals the importance of walking in love. It says whosoever claims that he is in the light, and hates his brother, is in darkness even until now: But he who loves his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him. Light stands for progress, innovation, advancement, creativity, knowledge and understanding. Love is the foundation of civilization. Love road is void of obstacles; there is no occasion of stumbling in love. Beloved, God has called you into light, His marvelous light. We are to yield to God’s love towards Him, and towards others that we might make the most of our lives here on earth. You can only fulfill your destiny in love; therefore let the love of God govern you today!
My Solid Front (Confession): In the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I declare that I am ruled by the love of God; I walk in the light of love as I live according to the Word of God. Everything in me responds to the love of God, for love has been shed abroad in my heart by the Holy Spirit in me. Amen.
Further Meditation: 1 John 3:23; Romans 12:9.