Jesus emphatically told His church to walk in love with all men. I have endeavored to obey His command all my Christian life. However, I have run into some issues. I have found quite a number of folks who are unlovable. There are a lot of people that you cannot love enough to meet their standard. I am just stating a fact. Love never fails. So, if someone will not accept the God kind of love it will not fail in the one offering it. Let me illustrate this to you, the world hates the God kind of love!
1 Corinthians 13:6 Love will not rejoice in iniquity (celebrate diversity) but celebrate truth.
The world hates the God kind of love because it will not agree with their manner of life. Who does God think He is telling people they are committing sin? We are not hurting anyone. We just love one another in a different manner but it’s the same love!
Jude 1:7 Sodom and Gomorrah gave themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh are an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.
So, what does love do? The Sodomites in these cities were sent to hell, we are told this as an examples of this sin. Speak the truth in love, warn these folks of what awaits them. Sodom and Gomorrah were given as an example, God hasn’t changed His mind. When folks speak the truth in love and the sinner opposes it, they will accuse you of judging them making you the hypocrite. These folks are at the time unlovable, they are not ready to deal with the thing that separates them from God.
John 15:18 If the world hate you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you.
Jesus is love and the world hated Him, so don’t be upset if they hate you just like Him. What did Jesus do when He was rejected? He continued to go about teaching the truth because love never fails because love never gives up. Love never fails to be a life changing force in the lives of those who will welcome it. Many will not accept the love of God, but that will not lessen it’s power to transform the lives of those who will receive it. God will love a man while he is in the womb and He will love him up to the very minute he enters hell because love never fails. No man can ever claim that he was never loved, it’s just that sin had a greater priority.
John 8:44 You are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father you will do.
Many in the world call lust love and love a weakness of character. Anyone can demonstrate hatred but it requires the supernatural grace of God to walk in love. In order to fulfill the lust of the flesh one must put love aside. Is it love to have another man’s wife? Love empowers us to resist lust, it will not accept things it is not entitled to. Love will do everything in its power to keep a sinner out of hell, even if it means suffering shame for telling the truth. Love can never be quenched, not even by the unlovable.