But this blog is dedicated to Jesus Christ and His gospel. For the follower of Christ, there is but one motivating factor in everything they do......Love. More specifically, Love for Christ. Unfortunately, in this world the majority of people (and many who profess to be Christian), have never known or experienced the Love of Christ. This, with the fact that most of the world's bloodshed has been spilled in the name of religion, well, it is no wonder that there are skeptics.
Those that communicate in a rough manner, those who are gruff and rude. Those who sit in the seat of the scorner, are in no wise representing Christ, though they may claim the name "Christian". The true Christian will be seeking to model their lives after the One whom they profess to follow. This model is perfectly outlined in the Word of God. First let us examine the Bible definition of Love.
1 Cor 13:4-8
4 Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;
7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
8 Charity never faileth:
1 John 4:7-10,16-19
7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.
10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.
17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.
18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
19 We love him, because he first loved us
This type of Love is Divine. It does not naturally occur in the human heart. The human heart can be hard and cold. Divinity never is. The human heart is subject to changes based on emotion. Divinity is steadfast and never changes. This type of Divine Love is for the lost soul to receive as a gift, to partake in as a priviledge. Once received it is the motive for all decisions of the possessor. Self is forgotten. Personal feelings set aside. Love for Christ constrains all movements. All comments, all actions.
Therefore i can say confidently that i am not a fruitarian because i want to be saved. i am not a fruitarian because i want to lose weight or save money. i am a fruitarian because Jesus Christ led me here. i do it because i love Him. i love Him because He first loved me. What happens from here i do not know. But by Grace, thru faith i want this verse to apply to me:
4 These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb.
5 And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.
All this because of Love for Christ. Divine Love. Love that has its origin in Heaven. This is my prayer for you, the reader, as well as for myself.
14 For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
15 Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,
16 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;
17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,
18 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;
19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.
Grace and Peace be multiplied to all.