If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha. (1 Corinthians 16:22).
Today's Morsel: How much do you love Jesus? The Apostle Paul said that if any man love not the Lord, let him be Anathema Maranatha. The word Anathema means excommunicated (thing or person): - accursed; Maranatha means our Lord has come; that is, an exclamation of the approaching divine judgment. So the Apostle Paul said that if any man love not the Lord, don't let him take part in the things of God. He said that there is a divine judgment coming and if any man doesn't love the Lord, he is gonna have to face it. Just where does Jesus rank in your priorities in your life? Just where does He fit in your love life? Is He number one or is there something else vying for that number one spot? John said that we should "Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him" (1 John 2:15). He also informs us, "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. 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. 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. We love him, because he first loved us. If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen? And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also"(1 John 4:16-21. Just how much do you love Jesus? Is He the most important thing to you? Does He come before your job, your career, your family? If you keep Jesus as the number one love of your life, I guarantee that everything else in your life will fall into its rightful place.
Sing: I love Him! I love Him! Because He first loved me. He purchased my salvation, on Calvary!