Gut Check

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Love is supposed to be the bottom line for all Christians.

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Listen to my song “Love God” on YouTube by clicking HERE.

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James 2:8-9

If you fulfill the royal law according to the scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing well. But if you show partiality, you commit sin, and are convicted by the law as transgressors.

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How’s that for getting to the point?

This scripture verse truly cuts to the chase and if you listen closely…you just may hear the mic drop.

This is the bottom line for being a Christian – loving your neighbor as yourself.

By neighbor, of course, Jesus meant everyone.

If we all practiced this to the best of our abilities…the world would change overnight.

Instead, many Christians argue over all kinds of other things and treat each other quite harshly.

And when it comes to loving people who are different in some way, well, let’s just say we have a long, long, long way to go.

Elsewhere in scripture it says this: “If anyone says, “I love God,” but hates his brother, he is a liar; for whoever does not love a brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen” (1 John 4:20).

Stop for a moment and think of the one person you just can’t stand.

That person is the one person you need to find a way to love.

That same challenge is mine as well.

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Listen to the song of the day “Love God” on the Live to Love album by clicking HERE.

Stream and/or purchase my songs on Amazon Music by clicking HERE.

Remember…God loves you!

About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, author, activist, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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