“We love him because he first loved us”-1 John 4:19
We who know the Lord love the Lord. There is no question about that. As Charles Spurgeon said,”There is no exception to this rule; if a man loves not God, neither is he born of God. Show me a fire without heat, then show me regeneration that does not produce love to God.” He was right, but some folks don’t seen to get it.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard people say,”I love the Lord”, and that is great–we ought to proclaim our love for Him. But in some instances their testimony just doesn’t ring true. When some people say “I love the Lord”, they mean,” I don’t care about the church and I’m not involved in Christian service, I just love the Lord.” Oh really? Are you sure?
When a person truly loves Christ it will affect his attitude and actions. Here’s the proof—“If a man love me, he will keep my words:—- He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings–“(John 14:23-24). So, what about it—do you really love the Lord? Is there evidence that you love God? If not then you have reason for great concern. We will be judged by the truth, not our testimony. Think about it!
Some “feel” that they love God, but the facts say otherwise