Unrequited Love! 8/13/17
WATER BAPTISM 143 Michelle Dr. McDonough, GA. 30252
SUNDAY AUG. 13
2:00 PM in MCDONOUGH, GA.
Luke 6:33-36 (KJV)
33 And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same.
34 And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again.
35 But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.
36 Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.
Have YOU ever given to another, "HOPING TO RECEIVE BACK FROM SAME!!??"
I believe the correct term would be "GIVING TO GET!!!"
Did not our Lord command us to:
Luke 14:12-14 (KJV)
12 Then said he also to him that bade him, When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy brethren, neither thy kinsmen, nor thy rich neighbours; lest they also bid thee again, and a recompence be made thee.
13 But when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind:
14 And thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just.
Did He not command us DO/GIVE for and to them that "CANNOT RECOMPENSE!!"
Luke 6:38 (KJV)
38 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.
The above Scripture is oft quoted in the exhortation to GIVE and properly so.
BUT please note, the Scripture correctly says " shall MEN give unto your bosom," -
NOT that the recipient of the gift gives back!!!
I well know the pain and frustration of giving to UN-grateful people!!!
As my dear friend Scott often says:
NO GOOD DEED GOES UNPUNISHED!!!"
Beloved, God is the judge:
Psalm 75:6-7 (KJV)
6 For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south.
7 But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.
Our Lord gently reminds us:
Matthew 6:3-4 (KJV)
3 But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:
4 That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.
, i.e. (as exercised towards the poor)
, or (concretely) a
:- alms (-deeds).
Strong's Talking Greek & Hebrew Dictionary.
WE must ALWAYS remember:
Luke 12:32 (KJV)
32 Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
GOD IS OUR SOURCE!!!!
Psalm 118:6 (KJV)
6 The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?
Hebrews 13:6 (KJV)
6 So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.
UNREQUITED LOVE-: not requited : not reciprocated or returned in kind
TODAY, if you suffer from UNREQUITED LOVE, take heart-
HE/JESUS WILL REPAY!!!
Romans 12:19 (KJV)
19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
JESUS LOVES YOU!!!
GOD BLESS YOU!
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McDonough, GA. 30253
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