Daily Radio Bible Podcast
Love it the truest test of what we really know. Paul says something interesting in vs. 6: he gives what sounds like some catechism like statement: A theological a tenant of orthodoxy, things every believer should know. It says this... “There is one God, the Father by whom all things were created, and for whom we live. And there is one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things were created, and through whom we live. And then he says this...”However , not all believers know this!.” What? They don’t know? You’d think they’d know, I mean shouldn’t they know their is only ONE God, and one Lord Jesus! . I mean How can we even call them believers? Yet Paul does...Paul seems to be suggesting that their inclusion into the community was not contingent on what they “know”. Instead their inclusion into the community was based on being KNOWN. And the one who knows them is love. And he has drawn them into his life, even though they don’t seem to know the most basic tenets fo their faith.
This might be a problem for many teachers of the faith today, If you don’t know the right things, and say the right things, and pray the right prayers, you are not in, your out. But this was not a problem for Paul. Because Paul knew that God is love, and love gives itself to those who don’t know. Love gives himself to all. And Paul is saying, let love be your guide, let love direct your actions, respond to those who don’t know what they should in love. Love lays down it’s self, gives up its privileges for the sake of others, you do the same. Love will be our catechism. Love will instruct us in all that we need to know, in God’s time. So let love be our first concern, and lets see what God will do.
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