Monday, July 11, 2011

Loving the poor requires the heart of the Lord.

Loving the poor requires the heart of the Lord.

In order to attain the heart of God we need to under go some training because we're not incline to Love in the first place.

The following scripture I believe there is a reason why God wants us to obey so that we are able to attain the heart of God.

Genesis 9:3-4
New Living Translation (NLT)
4 you must never eat any meat that still has the lifeblood in it.

Leviticus 17:11
For the life of a creature is in the blood, and I have given it to you to make atonement for yourselves on the altar; it is the blood that makes atonement for one's life.

Deuteronomy 14:21
New Living Translation (NLT)
“You must not cook a young goat in its mother’s milk.

Deuteronomy 22:6
New Living Translation (NLT)
6 “If you happen to find a bird’s nest in a tree or on the ground, and there are young ones or eggs in it with the mother sitting in the nest, do not take the mother with the young.

Deuteronomy 10:13
And you must always obey the LORD's commands and decrees that I am giving you today for your own good.

Matthew 5:7-8
New International Version (NIV)
7 Blessed are the merciful,for they will be shown mercy.8 Blessed are the pure in heart,for they will see God.

Ephesians 4:15
New Living Translation (NLT)
15 Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church.

Psalm 103:8
New International Version (NIV)
8 The LORD is compassionate and gracious,slow to anger, abounding in love.

Proverbs 4:23
New Living Translation (NLT)
23 Guard your heart above all else,for it determines the course of your life.

From the above scripture I have learnt that our God is a compassion God, full of mercy and Love.

He is making every efford He can to prevent our heart from being accustom to cruelty.

The rule that God have set for us is for our own good, so that by obeying it, we guard our hearts from harderning which results from the merciless act.

You see the bible also never says that cooking and eating a kitten meat is wrong. But do you think is okay to eat a kitten's meat?

This is about humanity. About the effect it will have in your heart. Compassion and mercy is very important in God's eye.

Imagine the effect it would have upon your heart by consuming "food" as such.

Eating meat that has blood in it is not good for the soul. Just like playing violent games, watching porn is not good for the heart.

How can you go out and Love other people having a heart that is not right with God?

How can you present yourself in prayer to God without first confessing your sin to one another.

How can you love your spouse if you're unfaithful to her.

How can you fellowship with your brother if you still are unforgiving towards him.

By always having the poor with you is an opportunity to exercise compassion and mercy through serving them.

Compassion and mercy is good for the heart. A heart filled with compassion is pure. And a pure in heart can see God.

As you imitate the Lord in the ways he Loves the poor, you will understands the heart of a Loving God and hence acquired the heart of God growing in every way more and more like Him.

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