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Don’t Let Your Love Grow Cold

“Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold.” (Matthew 24:9-12)

In Matthew Chapter 24, Jesus was talking to His disciples about what the world was going to be like leading up to His Second Coming. We will focus on a few particular verses today to make it very clear that the time of Jesus’ return is coming soon. At one point in His description, Jesus talked about how wickedness and evil will increase in many people. 

As many of us read this verse, we can think about people who have turned away from their faith, who have been hateful toward others, or whose love has grown cold. It is so disheartening to see how hatred is increasing and love is decreasing in our society. As followers of Christ, we cannot allow our love to grow cold like the rest of the world.

Jesus Himself said, “By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” (John 13:35) As Christians, we are supposed to be known by our love for others. We are called to love others like Jesus loves us, selflessly, sacrificially, and unconditionally. With Jesus’ return drawing near, there is no time like the present to show this kind of love to the people around you in hopes of leading them to Christ.

Is there something you can do today to show love to another person, someone who has turned his back on his faith, or who has been hateful to you? Can you be a light for Jesus to this person? I hope and pray you will love that person and not allow your love to grow cold.

4 Comments

  1. millie on August 5, 2022 at 6:44 am

    I have had this opportunity and it is with the love of God-prayer-and faith that we are able to love others that are unkind-even cruel at times-God turned around a situation with an unkind person-and if I had not obeyed and loved with his love-it would never had happened. We serve an awesome God. Alone it is not possible for we are mere human.

  2. Betty Laughlin on August 5, 2022 at 7:52 am

    People around me smoke pot and do drugs to not feel anything. I learned years ago that you can get things done together when you show them the love of Jesus. We need to be diligent and not give up on the cruel, mean or crabby people around us. May we pray for those in office

  3. Helen Callis on August 5, 2022 at 10:19 am

    Yes, we need to pray for the people in office. And for all who are sick and in pain. Father, please help us all because we sure need you. I love you Father and am so blessed that you love me. help me to always do the best I can every day for you. Praise God & Praise Jesus. In Jesus name Amen

  4. James W Howell on August 5, 2022 at 1:20 pm

    You have given Me everything I have. You have been there for Me when I was devastated and felt like I couldn’t go on. I THANK YOU for My Salvation in JESUS Christ , My LORD and Savior. GOD’S Love is Forever ! PRAISE GOD.

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