August 3, 2016 – Hebrews 6:11

Hebrews6-11Our great desire is that you will keep on loving others as long as life lasts, in order to make certain that what you hope for will come true. Hebrews 6:11God doesn’t accept a child’s excuse for not loving, “He hit me first..!”  The victim chant doesn’t excuse retaliatory behavior in the God-kind of love.  How times are we to forgive?  ‘Seven times seventy’ is the answer, and if you keep score — that isn’t love.  How long are we to love?  As long as we have breath!What happens when we love all our days?  What we hope for will come true and we will not become spiritually dull and indifferent.Brant Hansen wrote a book called, “Unoffendable“.  In this day and age it is the correct thing culturally to be offended.  Only God has the right to offended or hold a grudge or be angry.One quote is “Action need not be born of anger, and I thank God there are those who will act to defend the innocent simply because it’s the right thing to do.”Look around you, and find the person who is kind, loving and forgiving.  The person who reads I Corinthians 13:4-7 and follows these words is blessed: Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud  or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged.  It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out.  Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.People who lives this way are going to inherit God’s promises because of their faith and endurance.Then you will not become spiritually dull and indifferent. Instead, you will follow the example of those who are going to inherit God’s promises because of their faith and endurance. Hebrews 6:12