By now you should know that there is a huge difference between the God kind of love and man’s kind of love. God loves unconditionally, man loves based on performance. God’s love is one of the fruits of the Spirit, so it comes by faith. Let us look at God’s love in action when it was not received.
Mark 6:5 Jesus could do not mighty works there. And He marveled because of their unbelief, and He went about teaching.
Jesus was anointed to heal the people and His Father sent Him to Nazareth to pray for the sick and disabled. Look how He dealt with adversity. He didn’t say anything to them about why they failed to receive. He recognized the problem and He addressed it without any kind of confrontation. Love deals with people as they are, it may show them a better way but it will not force itself on anyone. The people loved Jesus because He told them what they could have but He never chided anyone into receiving. Love offers itself and great things but it never nags or manipulates. Most folks are drawn to one who loves just by observation. Love is dedicated to helping but it never forces anything on anyone.
Mathew 12:34 O generation of vipers, how can you , being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.
God is love and love spoke to these pharisees; it may be difficult for us westerners to understand but Jesus was ministering to these men. They knew that a viper was the name of the devil, Jesus was trying to get them to understand that the devil was using them to oppose the Messiah. But the Jews were hard hearted and no amount of love could convince them of their error. Anything God speaks to us will be from a heart full of love.
The truth has no regard for our feelings.
When a person corrects you it is for your benefit, if a person criticizes you it is for their benefit. The Bible kind of love does not criticize or nag a person to doing the right thing. Bible love draws people to the place of safety and peace, always leaving the decision to the person they love. Love will not make anyone change, it confidently shows people a better way.
John 12:32 If I be lifted up from the earth, I will draw all men unto Me.
When Jesus was lifted up on the cross He was our High Priest, He would represent sinners before the Father. After His resurrection, all men would know that Jesus died for them because He so loved the world. Unfortunately not all men have received this truth. Those who have received become true worshippers because they have a revelation of the Bible kind of love. Just knowing how much God loves a man can have a profound impact on his life. Love changes people, not criticism.
Romans 5:5 The love of God poured into our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
The Holy Spirit ministers the love of God into the center of our being so we can love like God loves. I think some Christians have resisted this supernatural love! We must focus on what love can do rather than our ego can mess up. When people are nasty and overbearing they do not have the gift of love working in their life. We are all Christians, little Christs, because we have His love wanting to work in us. So let Him work.