“Let all that you do be done with love.” (I Corinthians 16:14, NKJV)
This is a wonderful admonition the Apostle Paul gives to Christians, “Let all that you do be done with love.” Paul tells us love must be the motivation in which everything we do is done.
Love should be the foundation of everything we do and say. In fact, before we do or say anything we must ask ourselves the question, “What is my motivation for this action?” and “Does this that I am about to do/say coming from a place of love or selfishness?” We know love is not selfish but giving. Whatever we do or say that comes from selfish motives is not of God and therefore not from love.
1. Ok be honest. Do you find that most of the things you do are done to satisfy you rather than bless someone else?
2. Do you think only of yourself rather than the welfare of others.
3. Most politicians serve and make decisions that benefit themselves rather than the people they are suppose to serve. Are you the politician in your family, among your friends and acquaintances?
4. What is the motivation for most of your decisions and actions?
Love is sacrificial, caring and peaceful. Love, as the bible says, “does not seek its own” (I Corinthians 13:5), but seeks the benefit and well being of others. If all our words were spoken with love, there would be less hurt feelings and insecurities. If all our actions were done in love, violence and all forms of abuse would be non-existent.
Let us all make a commitment to let love be our motivation for every word spoken and action taken. As children of the Most High God, we must live in such a way that we represent who He is. God is love, and therefore all that we do must be motivated by God, which means being motivated by love. All that we do and say must be done IN THE NAME OF LOVE!