We and all visible and invisible occupants of the universe were designed for love, that quality by which one intelligently chooses to benefit another, unconditionally. Like faith, it is not blind to the failures and shortcomings of its recipient.
Every living thing was created to benefit others, as is evident in nature. Roses stop being roses when they start choosing who to delight with beauty they do not own. Even when living things die, they naturally become nutrient for other living beings. The sun exists to benefit not itself but other created things.
I am not more godly than when I love and I am not more wicked than when I withhold love through hatred, selfishness, unforgiveness. When I stop the flow of Love through me, I shut myself against God’s life, and corruption sets in. When we step out of Love even for seemingly legitimate reasons, the miracles designed into our bodies and the physical environment stop functioning in our favour – we have to toil and sweat to produce results.
Love blesses the giver much more than the receiver. Ignorance is why we think love depletes. Forgiveness is wisdom, unforgiveness is foolishness.
Jesus is Love personified, fully in alignment with the fundamental principle He designed into the universe and not more so than when He offered up His life for a people who not only failed to recognize Him but also hated Him. While He dwelt among us, He lived a life of Love, the life everyone created in God’s image was designed to live, a life that makes one heal the sick, create or multiply physical substance simply by speaking, rather than relying on glorified death traps in the name of “healthcare” and “industry.”
When Jesus said “love the Lord your God with all of your being and your neighbor as yourself,” (paraphrased) He was not making a religious rule, He was simply revealing the truth. He was stating how to thrive on a planet designed for love. When he said “love your enemies and pray for those who abuse you,” He was not trying to make us pious floor mats but beings through whom God’s power flow through. When we start choosing who to love, we stop the flow, to our own detriment.
The miracle designed into God’s creation is released when Love is at play and is reversed when Love is restrained. When Jesus (Love) returns to rule our planet, how come there will be instant peace, prosperity and an Eden-type environment on this same earth? And believers are joint-heirs with Him?
Whoever loves with full understanding, is invincible – visible and invisible things and beings including human beings intentionally or unintentionally, angels obediently, and demons unwittingly, serve you. The holiest and wisest motive, is Love.