Well Done…

Christians hope to hear one thing at the Judgment: “Well done, My good and faithful servant! Enter into the joy of the Lord!”

That tells us that something must be DONE. (Not to acquire salvation, but to show the fruit of its reality.)

But, among all the things we might possibly do on earth for good or bad motives, what can unequivocally be termed by Jesus as “well” done?

The New Testament identifies one thing that, by definition, will never fail to be done well: agape (pronounced ah-gah’-pay) love.

Faith may be called little, weak, strong, great or dead. Works may be good or bad, obedient or disobedient. Love may be of four varieties, but only agape never fails.

But, you ask, Is love something we do? Aren’t we expected to just HAVE love for everyone?

If it does not translate into a characteristic of Jesus, then it is not agape love. Love must produce some spiritually profitable result in order to be categorized as agape love.

For example, “But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love [agape] of God in him?” (1 John 3:17) And “… though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not love [agape], I am nothing.” (1 Corinthians 13:2; see also vv. 3-7)

You and I have only two commandments for this life; they are so inextricably linked that they amount to one: love with agape love.

Without agape love, nothing is done well in the eyes of God

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