We are Rooted and Grounded in Love
- Date: May 21, 2018
- Teacher: Pastor Star R. Scott
- Scripture: “That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.” (Ephesian 3:17-19)
- From No Greater Love
Paul, in Colossians wrote these letters to the church here in Colosse. It's very obvious that this church is just like us. They're just folks, right? And they get crosswise with each other sometimes, and there are those that act preeminent. There are those among us, you know, that are connivers and manipulators, and there are the haughty and the boastful. You know, we're just folks. And He says, "In your mess, I'm going to make something out of you that represents Me, that honors Me. But if I'm going to do that, you need to set this foundation that we talked about. It's to be rooted and grounded in love." It puts us in a place in that no matter what Father, then-in these last days-brings into our midst for us to care for in His calling, we're equipped in this solid unity and trust in one another that we can begin to serve those that are hurting and those, in this last day, that need the anointing oil poured into their lives. We've already learned how to deal with the maim and the blind among us. As fellowship, we want to be known as people who do the Word of God, love the Word of God, contend for the faith in meekness and in humility and in a genuine care for those that are hurting.
You know, we talked a little bit about this true care for one another and how we relate to one another, how we keep strife out of our midst. Genuine humility and genuine love doesn't have to promote its own preferences. It doesn't promote its own preferences. When we talk about loving one another and speaking truth to one another, when we talk about the wounds of a friend that come to bring instruction and tell people really what they need to hear, it's not your opinion that they need to hear.
We have also talked about respect of persons. One of the biggest problems we have are the people that are closest to us don't tell us the truth. And I said over the years I've had more revelation brought to me about my misrepresentation of Jesus by my enemies than by my friends. People who used to be my friends got ticked and afterward said things about me that they should have said to me, when they were still here. (Now, it's not that many, because I'm basically perfect, but there have been some things.)
Where is our love for one another? Where are the wounds that come through a meek and humble spirit? And once those things are done, there absolutely can be no breach but, in fact, a solidifying of that relationship, if it's done in love. And what if they're not correct? Do you set them straight, or do you look at them and say, "Thank you for loving me, man. I appreciate what you're sharing"? "But here's why I did it, and this is why you misunderstood, and this is why you've judged me incorrectly." I want to tell you something. People's judgment about us is like speeding tickets. We don't get nearly as many as we deserve, and we get ticked off when we get one, don't we?