Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved. - Matthew 24:12-13
I stumbled across this verse yesterday, and it really got me thinking. The battle of love and evil...and how the increase of one can threaten the other. As the words point out...and as I experience in my life...when evil is running rampant, it's hard to keep on loving. Unfortunately, it's love that is the very weapon against evil...the wall that holds it back, the extinguisher of the raging fire. Thus, the decision to let our love grow cold only perpetuates evil's existence. And, the world suffers...hearts suffer... Tragic.
Oh my...it's why I love the charge to "stand". We all need those reminders to KEEP ON LOVING. We have to nurse our wounds, but we don't stay down. We get back up...and we love.
Boy...and it also serves as a fantastic reminder...while it's true that it was humanity that unleashed hell's war against the human heart, creation, relationships, etc., it's also God's design that divine love expressed through humanity would bring its end.
So...is His Love coming through us? Or are we leaning on our "bullet points", our "opinions", our "must have's and can't stand's". Perhaps, His Love is flowing in those things...but perhaps, it isn't. We need to ask Him!!!...because, if we aren't fueled by His heart, we just may be working for the wrong side...
KEEP ON LOVING!!