03 October 2008

Can love impel humans to show outstanding courage?

Yes, love can impel us to show outstanding courage, a case study was how God because of the great love he has for all mankind sent his son Jesus Christ to die for our sins. John 15.13, "Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends” and shortly after Jesus said these words; he gave his own life, not for just one person, but for entire mankind, Matt 20.28. What a great courage.
How many of us can show such great love. Can a wife give herself for her husband? How many parents can lay down their lives for their children’s, some rather use their children for money sacrifice, abuse and some can even kill their partners just to fulfil a whim. In II tim.1: 7, For God have not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. Courage is doing what you’re afraid to do because there can be no courage unless you’re scared. If we cultivate a selfless love in addition to faith and Godly fear, we will also be able to display Christ-like courage and we can only do it if and when we recognize its source, love is from God, so also is courage according to II Tim 1: 7 earlier quoted.
The Song of Solomon 8:7, many waters cannot quench love, nor can the floods drown it. If a man would give for love all the wealth of his house, it would be utterly despised, Real love forgets self. Real love knows no danger. Real love doesn’t count the cost.
Let love impel you to show outstanding courage to someone today.
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4 Reaction(s).:

Shinade said...

Oh Bola,
That is such an inspirational message this morning.

I needed to come for a visit and I am so glad you have EC now because I will be reminded to drop by everyday.

I always love coming here so much.

God Bless you and yours Bola!!

EJIRO said...

Hi Bola, nice post here, please say hi to your kids for me.

BK said...

Hi Bola, I do believe that love impel humans to show outstanding courage and greater love for others. In every disasters, we could see many showing outstanding and selfless act of love for others; be it in donation and even helping out at the disaster areas. Some of these people who were helping out were themselves affected by the disasters.

And would parents lay down their lives for their children? I believe when the time comes, they will. In the recent China, Si Chuan earthquake, there was this mother who used her body to shield her baby from the collapsed building. When they found her, her body was crushed and deformed. What could have made her strong enough to withstand all that weight. You may read her story at: http://www.symphonyoflove.net/blog/155/my-dear-baby-if-you-can-live-through-this.html

Bola said...

@ Shinade
Thanks so much for dropping by and for that wonderful blog review at EC.I am happy you're fully back to blogging.

@Ejiro,
It's so great to have you back and for dropping by as often as you have.Take care of your beautiful baby.Much love to him.

@BK
Thanks for your comment, i will go over there and check it out.Thanks for stopping by.