Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
Walking in Love Protects You
As you pursue your kingdom assignment and rise to higher levels of influence, you can expect opposition from satan, who has specific temptations with your name on them. This is why your obedience to God’s commands is critical for your promotion and long-term success. This is especially true of God’s commandment to love.
I refer to it as the “law of love.” In fact, Jesus taught that all the laws of God hang on two commandments: to love Godwith all your heart, soul and mind, and to love your neighbor as yourself. To be successful in the Kingdom of God, every believer must learn to live by the law of love.
First John 4:8 says that “God is love.” So when we walk in love, we walk in God and God walks (abides) in us. This love is the God-kind of love, which the Scriptures say never fails. This love keeps you from compromising and falling when tests and temptations come.
Walk in love today!
Father, thank you that You keep me from compromising and falling when tests and temptations come. By faith, I walk in Your law of love today and every day toward everyone I meet. In Jesus’ Name, I pray. Amen.
This devotional is excerpted from Dr. Bill Winston’s book, Climbing Without Compromise. To order this inspirational mini-book that will teach you how to fulfill your God-given assignment, click here.