Genesis 14:14 NKJV “Now when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive, he armed his three hundred and eighteen trained servants who were born in his own house, and went in pursuit as far as Dan.”
We often hear and talk about the faith and the blessings of Abraham; rarely do we talk about the other things that made him the man he was: for instance, his faithfulness, his courage, his strength, his capabilities, his holiness and his love for both God and men. It is the desire of God that as we seek to enjoy the blessings of Abraham which are ours by faith in Christ, we also seek to love one another as our father Abraham did.
Abraham was a man of great love: Lot, his nephew was taken as a prisoner of war along with his entire family and belongings, and according to the Scriptures, as soon as Abraham was told about it, he immediately armed himself and his men and went in pursuit of the captors of Lot. Abraham manifested genuine love for his brother, and went to extreme lengths to ensure the deliverance and welfare of his brother, Lot.
Brotherly love must continue in the church of Jesus Christ. We’ve got to get to the point where we willingly make sacrifices for one another irrespective of our denominations, tribe, colour and preferences. We’ve got to come to realize that though we are many, scattered all over the world, we are just one body in Christ and that we belong to one another and cannot really exist without one another. Nothing should come in between us! There’s no alternative: we are commanded to love.
To do: Meditate on 1 Thessalonians 3:12 “And may the Lord make you increase and abound in love to one another and to all, just as we do to you.”
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