Love and selfishness are the two greatest forces in life. A person chooses to walk in one or the other every day. What many people call love really isn’t love at all. Real love—which is agape love or the God kind of love—is unconditional, limitless, selfless and is not based on emotions. It is extremely tolerant.
Unfortunately, most people operate in selfishness. They live in human, emotional love, which has limits, is conditional, requires pre-qualification and has to be loved before it can love. Selfishness is the root of all sin, which is based in fear. As a result, our society is experiencing a tremendous amount of lawlessness, perversion and sin.
Families are being destroyed because people are engaging in human, emotional love rather than taking the time to learn about and develop in agape love. Selfishness in the home can creep up in so many subtle ways, particularly between a husband and wife. If you are married, here’s a newsflash—it’s not all about you! Everything in life should not focus around you and your needs, but rather the needs of your spouse. It is important to find balance and compromise within relationships in order to maintain peace in the home. You can kick selfishness out of your home. How? Yield to love.
Jesus gave two commandments that are the foundational principles for every commandment in the Bible: “…love the Lord thy God with all of thy heart, and with all thy soul and with all thy mind… love thy neighbor as thyself” (Matthew 22:7,39). When you keep the law of love, you fulfill all of the laws written in the Bible. Have you made the decision to walk in love so that you will fulfill Jesus’ commandment and allow God’s spiritual principles to work in your life? Or have you chosen to operate in your own way of doing things?
Things don’t just happen. Life is a series of decisions that ultimately determine your future. One very important decision every person should make is to be an expression of God’s love on the earth.