I John 2:10 says “Whoever loves his brother lives in the light, and there is nothing in him to make him stumble.” I like that it refers to a brother. Any believer is your brother and sister, but you know, if you have a real brother, then you probably have had some real brother fights. Proverbs 17:17 tells us that a brother is born for a bunch of fun and enjoyment.. no wait, that’s not what it says, it says that brothers are born for adversity. This means they battle a bit; you know, iron sharpening iron. So loving a brother isn’t always the easy thing to do. But it is the godly thing to do. And loving your brother and sister is a benefit to you. That love places you in the light. Now when the lights go out during an electrical outage, what is the first thing you do? Ah yes, look for light. “Hey, where’s the matches?” So it is the same in life. When the lights go out in life, and you stumble over the couch or trip on a box, well, all you gotta do is love. In the dark we start feeling around carefully so we don’t trip, and we end up getting even more intimate with the stumbling blocks. The real solution is to love, love the other believers in Christ, and this turns the light back on. Woola, (not sure that is a word) you don’t have to feel around for the obstacles, now you can keep jamming through life. Love isn’t always the easy road, and yet, it always makes the road easier.
The Living Word Bible Church