God is One.
God has one over-arching purpose to be worked out in the lives of His children. We are to be conformed to the image and likeness of God’s Holy Son Jesus. As we are, we will become more and more one person. One with God. One person–whether we are alone, with our beloved, with a a few or with many. We are to become one authentic, loving, sincere person.
God is One. God is Love.
God refines us so that duplicity of character can no longer easily exist within us. To be like Jesus, we must be transformed by His Spirit and His Word to love others as our One God loves–and that requires sincerity.
Love must be sincere. Romans 12:18
Personal Reflections from Sylane: I am so thankful for every time God schmushes down (expresses succintly and right to the point–in case you weren’t sure of my meaning) what He wants us to do.
Well, God got right to the point here. God schmushed it all right down for us on this one: Love must be sincere.
There is nothing to question. Nothing to debate. No great theological-philosophical rhetoric to work through in order to gain clarity of understanding. There is nothing to dispute, discuss or deliberate.
Love must be sincere.
No pretenses. No pre-conditions.
No arguments. No excuses.
No games. No hypocrisy.
Just a wide-opened willingness to let the transforming grace and power of Jesus Christ heal us, strengthen us and grow us up so that we will love others–all others–as He loves us. In sincerity. In truth.
Love must be sincere. This is God’s One Way to Love.
In love, peace and purposeful passion, Sylane