Building a People of God – Part 2
Getting the Basics Right
Jesus said to him, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell what you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.”But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions. Matthew 19:21-22
God desired that we serve one another in love. No one is an island, separate from the needs of humanity surrounding us. As the rich young ruler discovered, it is not that you keep the law that matters, but it is how you apply the principles of the law that is most important.
Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do. But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection. Colossians 3:12-14