The Highest Way of Love

What can I do to show God I love Him? Various actions demonstrate our love, like reading the Bible, praying, serving however He asks, and giving our tithes and offerings. Trusting God, however probably is the highest way we prove our love. I don’t mean trusting Jesus as our Savior; that’s only the beginning when we grasp that Father God loved us enough to let His Son Jesus die in our place for our rebellion against God.

Trusting God’s Word to prove true when our mind can’t make any sense in it, I think, shows our love more than any other action we take. All our lives we’re taught to think before we act; to make reasonable decisions; that if something doesn’t make common sense, it probably isn’t true. Yet, when the Bible says something that we can’t prove and we trust God to do that, we’re going beyond our learning and our culture. We’re acting like Peter when he got out of the boat to walk on the water to Jesus (see Matthew 14:28-29.)

Simply because the Bible teaches that Jesus came to destroy the works of the devil (1 John 3:8) and that “by His stripes we were healed” (1 Peter 2:24), it challenges us to think more highly of God’s Word than we think of what we know. Of course, the Bible in many other places talks about how Jesus healed people of all their diseases; then He gave his disciples – not only the 12 but later the 70 and now us if we follow Him – the authority to heal. Not that they in themselves could heal anyone, but that when they prayed in faith and the faith of the sick person joined together, God would answer.

The Word also tells us that Jesus Christ is the same today as He was long ago and as He will be in the future (Hebrews 13:8) so if Jesus healed people when He lived on earth, why wouldn’t He heal them now? Christ says in John 10:10, “The thief comes only to steal and to kill and to destroy. I have come so that they may have life and have it in abundance.” Satan unfortunately remains the same today as he was back then as well. But Jesus came to give us life on earth and eternal life in heaven.

Whose word had I rather believe? When I believe the Bible deep in my heart so that I count on it being true instead of simply giving mental assent to it, then I’m trusting God. My trust best demonstrates my love because it’s the hardest thing I do.

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