Loving Whom or What

Fear is often the reason why people don’t share Christ (I’ve had first hand experience.). However, the compelling, overcoming force in our sharing are the greatest commandments which are to love our God and neighbor (Mark 12:30-31). Our relationship and love drives us to obey our Savior. This is so important that in each of the four gospels we are commanded to tell others. 

  1. “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost” (Matthew 28:19). 
  2. “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature” (Mark 16:15). 
  3. “And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem” (Luke 24:47). 
  4. “Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you” (John 20:21). 

If we haven’t been sent elsewhere, we are to go to those in the locality we are living. The “why” is terribly important. It is because we love the One Who died for us, AND we love our neighbor. 

If you are lacking love, likely that is a problem of either not saved, or love of self, and/or love of the world. That means something is broken. 

“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him” (1 John 2:15).