the world does not know us

Do we still doubt the love of God or possibly the manner of love or the “kind” or “degree” of love?

Consider this…the most tender and most ennobling action is our adoption into His family and in permitting us to address Him as our Father.   There is no higher love that can be shown than in adopting a poor and friendless orphan, and giving him a parent and a home.  When we remember how insignificant we are, and how ungrateful, rebellious, and vile we have been as sinners, we may well be amazed at the love which would adopt us into the holy family of God, so that we may be regarded and treated as the children of the Most High.

It is for this very reason that the world does not understand our principles; the reasons of our conduct; the sources of our comforts and joys. The people of the world regard us as fanatics or enthusiasts; as foolish in abandoning the pleasures and pursuits which they engage in; as renouncing certain happiness for that which is uncertain; as cherishing false and delusive hopes in regard to the future, and as practicing needless austerities, with nothing to compensate for the pleasures which are abandoned. There is nothing which the frivolous, the ambitious, and the selfish “less” understand than they do the elements which go into the Christian’s character, and the nature and source of the Christian’s joys.

They don’t know us because they do not know the Lord Jesus Christ. That is, the world had no right views of the real character of the Lord Jesus when he was on the earth. They mistook him for an enthusiast or an impostor; and it is no wonder that, having wholly mistaken His character, they should mistake ours.

 

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by lidia youanas on December 2, 2011 at 9:48 am

    Jesus says,”The world cannot hate you, but it hates Me because I testify of it that its works are evil” (Jn. 7:7)

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  2. As simple as that

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