Hello [subscriber:firstname | default:Beloved],

Today, I would like to talk to you about the faith you need to maintain the love of the end times, despite the circumstances of life or the attitudes of your neighbor. “…And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold”, it is written in Matthew 24:12.

How can you keep love when you have been betrayed, hurt, humiliated or even hated by someone close to you? What I am about to tell you may surprise you, but it is through faith that you can continue to love despite everything!

To achieve this, you must follow the example of the Lord Jesus Christ: do not trust man. Indeed, it is written in John 2:23-25: “Now when He was in Jerusalem at the Passover, during the feast, many believed in His name when they saw the signs which He did. But Jesus did not commit Himself to them, because He knew all men, and had no need that anyone should testify of man, for He knew what was in man”.

Beloved, to trust someone means to trust him without restraint. I do not encourage you to be suspicious of the people around you (that would be a lack of love), far from it! However, I urge you rather to have faith in the Spirit of God who can transform a person. The Lord Jesus did not waver in His love for Peter when the latter denied Him three times because He had not put his trust in Peter; but the Master had faith in God as far as Peter’s life was concerned. He knew that the Father, through His Holy Spirit, was able to transform him.

What did the Lord tell you about your spouse, your child, your friend, your colleague, your supervisor, your neighbor, etc.? Is it not His will that all come to salvation and the knowledge of the truth (1 Timothy 2:4)? Has He not promised to save your family if you believe in Him (Acts 16:31)? Trust God and have faith in what He has promised to do in their lives!  Did your spouse promise you beautiful things at the beginning of your relationship? In the face of some of life’s adversities, will he or she keep his or her promises? Will his or her love endure? Just as Peter was sincere when he promised Jesus that he would not deny Him, so was your spouse or that loved one you care so much about when he made beautiful promises to you. Do not rely on these promises to conclude that your marriage, your friendship, your relationship is strong. All human beings are fallible. “The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak” (Mark 14:38).  You will be disappointed if you rely on your neighbor’s good behavior, loyalty, and sincerity. But if you trust God, the Infallible, in all things, you will easily forgive if they hurt you in any way. You will endure betrayal if it happens and it will not alter your love.

May God bless you!

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