Someone sent me a Quote the Other day.. "The world has it backwards, Things are to be use and People are to be loved." Then last night at Church the scripture that came up was 1John 2:15-16 " Do not Love the world or things of the world, for if anyone loves the world the Love of the Father is not in him. 16For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. These are not from the Father, but are from this world."
And it dawned on me.. What is the Love of the Father???? The love of the Father, God, is the Lost. The People.. "For God so LOVED the World, He gave his only begotten Son that who so ever believes in him shall not perish." Jesus said, "I didn't come to call the righteous but the sinners" Luke 5:32 . The greatest commandment is ," You shall love the Lord thy God with all your heart Mind and soul, and You shall love thy neighbor as thy self." WOW.. The love of the father is towards people. Not Items, possessions, cars, houses, money, fame, or anything else.. So if you love or pursue anything other than the care and welfare of the people, particularly the Lost and the poor, the Love of the Father is not in you.
People are the greatest things on earth. They are to be loved, things as in possessions and items are to be used to promote the Love God has for his people. Anything else is sin. This world flashes everything out at us, for what? For the purpose of drawing us away from the Father heart of God, "Seeking to save that which is lost." Luke 19:10 Thats why Jesus said, "Store up your Treasures in Heaven not on the earth." What Treasures are in Heaven?????? PEOPLE.. Its all about People. So where is your Heart? Where is your Treasure? Do you have the love of the Father?