Christ’s Love should be the greatest motivation for a believer to proclaim the good news of redemption we have through Christ’s work on the cross. It is the reason that makes us effective workers for Christ. Without love we become nothing but useless noise in an already noisy world.
1Cor. 13:1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal.
Christ’s Love is the Key
Our actions have little value without love. If we proclaim Christ without love we can not produce proper works. As believers, we can make a choice to be effective workers for Christ or cogs in the wheel impeding the proclamation of the gospel.
Love is the key. To be effective we need to let Christ’s love be our motivation. We need to have a willingness to serve Christ in love. Any other choice and we become hypocrites and deceivers.
We need to mirror Christ’s love in our lives so that we can shine His saving light to the world.
Do not be self centered but give the honor to God. Make yourself a useful servant to God by reflecting His Love to those around you. To help us better understand the meaning of Christ’s Love take a look at the following verses. These Scriptures demonstrate the selflessness of love.
1Cor. 13:4-8 Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away.
We are Rich in Christ
Reflect on this love. As Christ love for us sent Him to the Cross, so should His love be our motivation to tell the world about the riches we have in Christ.
Eph. 1:7 In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace
Eph. 2:5 even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved),
Eph. 3:8 To me, who am less than the least of all the saints, this grace was given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ,
Col. 4:2-4 Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving; meanwhile praying also for us, that God would open to us a door for the word, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in chains, that I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak.