Tuesday, May 12, 2009

CRAZY LOVE ~ Giving Obession

People obsessed with a “Crazy Love” are Givers (Chan, “Crazy Love ,” p. 140) …..

“The scriptures are filled with commands and references about caring for the poor and for those who cannot help themselves. The crazy part about God’s heart is that He doesn’t just ask us to give: He desires that we love those in need as much as we love ourselves. That is the core of the second greatest commandment, to “love your neighbor as yourself” (Matt. 22:39). …. When Christians sacrifice and give wildly to the poor, that is truly a light that glimmers. The Bible teaches that the church is to be that light, that sign of hope, in an increasingly dark and hopeless world.”

People who are obsessed with God are known as givers, not takers. Obsessed people genuinely think that others matter as much as they do, and they are particularly aware of those who are poor around the world (James 2:1 4-26).

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. (Matthew 5:16 - NKJV)

3 John 8
Bill H.

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