Love Loves Truth
- Date: September 24, 2018
- Teacher: Pastor Star R. Scott
- Scripture: “Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth…” (1 Corinthians 13:6)
- From No Greater Love
Love rejoices in the truth. It's what we shared a little earlier. It doesn't feed on what is wrong; it feeds on what is right. We see the things that we can relate together in the Word of God, and we edify them in that and we commune in that and we are not looking for evil or wrong. Love rejoices in the Word; it rejoices when people choose the Word against their own emotions. We have seen the conflict in our fellowship here-the greatest strife we have seen in our fellowship, the thing that we are hated for by churches around us, the things that people hate us for, are our just doing the Word of God. "Well, you separate families." We do not separate families! Matthew ten says that Jesus separates families! If you want to take it up with somebody, take it up with Jesus! He very frankly said, "I am going to come, and I am not going to bring peace; I am going to bring a sword. I am going to split your house up. It's going to be two against three and three against two. Your enemies are going to be of your own household. Fathers are going to hate their sons and mothers are going to hate their daughters…" And everybody screams, "Ahhhh!" Jesus said it! Jesus said it! We do not rejoice in the hardship of families being broken up; but we do rejoice in the truth.
The Word of God is truth, and what God said is going to come pass. When it starts coming to pass in our midst, we will cry with you, we will lament, but we will obey the Word of God. "Let God be true, but every man a liar" (Romans 3:4). There is nothing harder than experiencing that part of what Jesus does in His church. Because it's hard, 99 percent of everybody doesn't do it. And, because 99 percent doesn't do it, the one percent that does must be freaks. But it's the Word of God. It's so clear, a kindergartener could read it and understand it; but it takes a dead man to do it. It takes a man who has died to self, who is no longer selfish, who is no longer self willed, who is no longer preeminent, who is no longer lord of his life. It takes a man who is dead to do it, because you can't do it any other way; it's too hard. I don't have any problem understanding how hard it is. I don't have trouble understanding how some people choose not to do it. And I don't have trouble with people judging us because we do. I really don't. I don't want to retaliate; I don't have anything but love for these people. I'm not easily provoked. All I do know is this: Love rejoices in the truth. I'm loving God, as He loved me. Because He loved me, I am going to do His Word, and I don't care what people think. That's the love of God. As we see that, and we continue on in the call of God upon our lives, love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things and (say it with me) love never fails.