How Have You Shown Your Love To God? 8/17/2021

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by Robin McKinley

f you were to poll some people with the question, how have you shown your love to God? I’m sure you would get many answers. Let’s see how the writer of the book of Hebrews answered it. 

For God is not unjust. He will not forget how hard you have worked for him and how you have shown your love to him by caring for other believers, as you still do.  Hebrews 6:10

The focus of this verse in Hebrews is our love and care for others. Not our personal accomplishments. As humans, we can be very result-oriented people. The results we need to look for, however, are how we have shown our love to God by loving others. 

We Aren’t Responsible for how Others Respond

When we are caring for others, we are actually working for the Lord. He told us in our verse for today what it looks like when we have shown our love to Him. Did you notice it wasn’t based on how often you told Him that you love Him? 

Sometimes we are guilty of just telling someone we love them or telling the Lord that we love Him. It’s easy to say the words. But what do the words, I Love You, mean if there is no action behind them? 

Therefore, when we share what we have received from the Lord. Any rejection we receive is not aimed at us, but at Him whom we represent. We fail when we stop caring for those the Lord has put across our paths. 

How Do you show Your Love to God? 

So, look at what the writer of Hebrews says about how we show our love to God. He said, by caring for other believers. He didn’t say by worshiping or praying or studying the Word. Mind you, they are each important. But we show love by caring for others.

It doesn’t start with benevolence. You know, feeding the poor, helping the homeless, and other outreaches. Again these are each important. It starts though, by caring for other believers. We have to be an extension of the Lord’s hand within the family of God. 

There was a couple in a church in New England who was having a hard time making ends meet. A family from the church, instead of going on vacation, gave them the money they saved up for it. 

The couple who received help paid some bills and went on a vacation with the rest of the money. You might be saying, “that didn’t sound fair.” and you’re right it wasn’t. 

But look what the Hebrew writer said, For God is not unjust. He will not forget. I don’t know the end of the story. I do know the giving family was gracious after the fact. I also know that God is always true to His Word.

Lord, thank you for noticing and remembering our love and care toward other believers as we serve you. Help us to keep our attitudes in check as we trust totally in you. 

Pastor RobinRobin, with his wife Cindy, became children’s evangelists early in their ministry. They ministered to children full time for 8 years. During that time they developed several children’s stories which were told with visuals and puppets.

Robin recently turned two of those stories into children’s books. One is called “The Contest,” a book about the Fruit of the Spirit, and the other is called “Twas the Night of Christmas”. He has also authored 5 volumes of devotional books called, 3 Minutes Alone with God. Each entry is a product of his personal biblical Journaling.

These and his other writings are available on his website called Christian Perspectives at www.ramckinley.com. When you visit this site, you can sign-up for newly written devotions as they come out which will be emailed to you. 

Presently Robin is the pastor of Calvary Christian Center in Pottstown, PA. He is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God. He and his wife make their home in Birdsboro, Pa. He also serves as the president of the local ministerium. He and Cindy have two married sons and four grandchildren.  

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