Love the Unloved

Love the unloved.

I count this passage among the most important threeologies of the book Lead Serve Love: 

Take great care not to befriend only with those in prosperous and influential places. Remember that Jesus dined with and cared for the outcast instead of hanging out only in the company of the king’s court and temple priests. If you enjoy the love of Christ you must share your blessings and faithfully care for the poor and downtrodden. Having contempt for anyone only encourages the nonbeliever. Love the unloved.

Then the King will answer, I tell you the truth, anything you did for even the least of my people here, you also did for me. Matthew 25:40

Then the King will answer, I tell you the truth, anything you refused to do for even the least of my people here, you refused to do for me.  Matthew 25:45

Always be humble, gentle, and patient, accepting each other in love. Ephesians 4:2

People will no longer have to teach their neighbors and relatives to know the Lord, because all people will know me, from the least to the most important. Hebrews 8:11

Finally, all of you should be in agreement, understanding each other, loving each other as family, being kind and humble. 1 Peter 3:8

How difficult it seems to love the one others hold in low esteem, or even hate, often for no reason other than a perceived difference in social worth. Jesus loves us all – not only the purist Christian, the kindest heart, the one most closely resembling Him in the flesh – but us all, each and every one. He loves you, even as broken, wicked and undeserving as you are (and you are, as am I, in contrast to the holiness of God). Who are you or I to look with scorn or contempt on one of God’s children? Is our heart more discerning than His? Surely not. Fall to you kness Christian and beg that judgment be washed from your heat. Love the unloved, and love them well!

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I am a depraved, morally bankrupt wretched sinner through and through. I’ve attended church sporadically most of my life, haven’t spent a minute in seminary and only recently gave the Bible more than a cursory review. I’ve attended exactly one theology class and I dropped out of that. However, in spite of my moral infidelity, I’ve come to be filled with the Holy Spirit. I’ve learned my salvation isn’t the result of what I do, but rather what Jesus has done on my behalf. I didn’t find the Holy Spirit, He found me. And in our relationship I have invited Him to change me, to use me for His purpose, to conquer my will with His own. Praise the Lord, for even an unworthy, chronic sinner like me can experience and give testimony to His glory!
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