The manliest thing you’ll ever do in your Christian life is love (AGAPE) other human beings the way that God loves you.
It’s the truth.
I honestly can’t think of anything manlier than that. You can have the biggest and strongest muscles, hunt polar bears with a pocket knife, ink up your whole body with skulls and dragons and tribal symbols, become a Brazilian jui jitsu master who then becomes a Navy SEAL, earn yourself 3 PHDs, write 10 NY Times best selling books, and accumulate a net worth of over one billion dollars $$$$$ …
But you wanna know what God says about all of that? …
He says if you don’t love other human beings the way that He loves you … then you will ultimately end up building nothing, being nothing, and gaining nothing. Absolutely nothing. You will miss the main point of your Christian life and you don’t want that. I don’t want that. AGAPE!
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- Matthew 22:36-40
- 1 Corinthians 13
- 1 John 4:16
- John 13:35
“Love, in the Christian sense, does not mean an emotion. It is not a state of the feelings but of the will; that state of the will which we have naturally about ourselves, and must learn to have about other people.” – C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity Book
“Love is the medicine for our sick world. If people can learn to give and receive love, they will usually recover from their physical or mental illness.” – Dr. Karl Menninger, Founder of the Menninger Clinic
“It is easier to be orthodox than to be loving, and easier to be active in church work than to be loving. Yet the supreme characteristic that God demands of His people is love.” – John MacArthur, Pastor/Teacher, Author
“When we stray from the Source of love, it is impossible to be loving.” – John MacArthur, Pastor/Teacher, Author
Song at end of episode is called “One Love Revolution” performed by Pillar. YouTube link = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INdBOHIewPc
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