The fundamental principle of our Christian calling is LOVE. This love is one that brings us into a right relationship with God through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savor. This is not an abstract love rather it is a practical love. To truly love, we have to first experience the love of God. This now holds us to a higher level of our calling. This is greater that our consciences and motivations. Since as Dr. Mohler stated that one would not know oneself to a level that you separate yourself from our motivations. This idea says that the judge or the politician cannot ignore his religious and non-religious worldview and make decisions in an abstract way. John laid it out this out in 1 John 3:20 & 21, “Even if we feel guilty, God is greater than our feelings, and he knows everything. Dear friends, if we don’t feel guilty, we can come to God with bold confidence.” Therefore, the call of love is greater than our own desire. This call has to respond to the demand of God to love God and our neighbors.
It is this higher calling that requires us to love. This love is demonstrated in our daily acts, loving God by keeping his commandments. Jesus said that the greatest commandment is this, Matt. 22:37-39, Jesus replied, “You must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: Love your neighbor as yourself.” If we truly love God then our actions are filled with obedience, our lives are free from willful sinning and, we love our neighbors. I trust we can truly live up to this standard of living. Love is the foundation of our faith. Can we find someone in our community to truly love?
It is this love that will allow us to fulfill the Great Commission and practically demonstrate the Great Compassion.