Sunday, September 7, 2008

Walk in Love.

Ephesians 5:2

Love is the power that has drawn us as sinners to God, that has melted the hardness of our hearts, and that now constrains us to live for Him. Love is the sphere of the Christian's activity. "God is love; and he that dwells in love dwells in God, and God in him" (1 John 4:16). We are called to be followers, imitators of God. Therefore "we have to walk in love."

"God for Christ's sake has forgiven you." If we imitate God in this respect we shall forgive one another. The apostle makes no distinction between our being the objects of God's love and our being the objects of the love of Christ. It is one and the same love.

We have not only to contemplate and rejoice in this love, we have to "walk" in it. That is, we have to show it in a practical way; we have to exemplify it. "Walking" is the term which the apostle uses to point out the practical side of Christianity. As with our bodies, so with our souls, we need exercise, in order to develop fully as God would have us do. We cannot remain healthy unless we are carrying out into practice that which we have received as the cardinal truths of our faith.

For further thought:

1. What does it mean, from a practical point of view, to "walk in love?"

2. Is it possible to "imitate" God?

Taken from the book: Today, Lord, I Will.


ellen b. said...

Something good to think about "walking in love"
I think it might also be connected to living our lives in a way where we are ready to give an answer for the Hope that is in us. If our lives are being lived in such a way as to make someone question us about that "Hope" I think we might have the "walking in love" part down.
I hope the new car process goes smoothly for you. Have a great Sunday.
We are headed to church and then the days open... No big plans today after the huge day we had yesterday...

Moorea said...

Thank you Corry! Yep, I agree, we can imitate God. It is a blessing to those around us, and a witness to the unsaved. ~M

Beverly said...

Good morning Corry. Thank you for stopping by my blog. Yes, I am Maryjane's apron friend! She is such a dear sweet friend! Have a blessed day!

Tara said...


I'll try, I'll try!

Left you an award on my blog as I so enjoy visiting here all the time! You're the best-


Becky said...

To me Walking in love is just what you did. You took the time to write, teach, inspire, care. To share your faith in the One who is Love shows me that
You care about us blogland folk.
And in just the short time we have shared back and forth blogging, I can feel you care for me. I know that I can write you and you would pray and to me that is walking in love. So thank you,Cori G for your sweet example of blogland walking in love.

bj said...

love, bj

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Sweet Cori G!

I always LOVE your words of wisdom! You are good for my soul! Hubby just got his bike back to working so he will join me in the evening for a nice bike ride through our neighborhoods. Of course I will be riding my PINK bike! I love all the homes that you have posted! I love the older neighborhoods!

Have a wonderful week!