This morning at CrossRoads: Daniel Dilemma, Part 4, Love Well
The Daniel Dilemma: How to stand firm and love well in a culture of compromise.
Daniel 6:3-4 Daniel so distinguished himself with his exceptional qualities among the other administrators and high officers that the king made plans to place him over the entire empire. Then the other administrators and high officers began searching for some fault in the way Daniel was handling government affairs, but they couldn’t find anything to criticize or condemn. He was faithful, always responsible, and completely trustworthy.
The exceptional quality of love:
John 13:34-35 NIV “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another
Galatians 5:6 NIV The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.
• All I say is INEFFECTIVE.
1 Corinthians 13:1 NIV If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.
• All I know is INSIGNIFICANT.
1 Corinthians 13:2 NIV If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge...
• All I believe is INSUFFICIENT.
1 Corinthians 13:2 NIV ...if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.
• All I give is INCOMPLETE.
1 Corinthians 13:3 NIV If I give all I possess to the poor...
• All I accomplish is INADEQUATE.
1 Corinthians 13:3 NIV (If I) give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.
Love of another kind: 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 NIV
Let your love light shine: Matthew 5:14-16 NLT