The believer’s life is governed by the word of God, and it follows the established order, the creation living according to the dictates of the creator. Thus we can understand why the writer of Hebrews says…upholding all things by the word of his power. The man was not left out of this scheme of things, for man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.
How were humans meant to relate to each other? We can all chorus: in love! I hear that said everywhere, by everyone. Why can’t we all live in love, the world wonders? Of course, we had explored in a prior post that unless a man loves and puts God in the first place, he might as well forget about loving his fellow man. He may try, but he will fail.
Where is the place of the believer in all this? John 13:34-35
A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples if ye have love one to another.
The believer is supposed to be an example to the world about what love is, and by so doing, show that they are indeed followers of Christ.
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
This is ideal for the believer. Our love for each other should be sacrificial, selfless, sincere.
This kind of love is from a pure heart and be only be exercised or reciprocated by those of a pure heart. If the believer can sufficiently demonstrate this to the world, perhaps he can confront the world with the fallacy of its systems and show it the pathway to the love it so desperately needs, he would have done well, for unto this he was called.
The question then is, are we being examples of the love of Christ?