Bible Exposition on Love — Matthew 24:12

Jesus with children of God

Giving another title to this would be, “why many people find it difficult to love,”. This is summed up in Matthew 24:12 which says, “And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.”

Many people find it difficult loving because of the iniquity in their lives. As the iniquity increase, the loving nature decrease and vice versa.

There is high wickedness in the world today because of the high rate of sin. The love which is the fruit of the Holy Spirit in children of God is what preserve the world today from decay and destruction. When the children of God are taken at the rapture, then the world will experience the real wickedness and hatred without boundaries.

When iniquity abound in the life of an individual, he cannot show compassion to others no matter how hard he tries. Love is the fruit of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit only live and expresses himself in a body without sin (1 Corinthians 3:16-17). 

The more the love of an individual grow cold, the more wickedness increase in his life till he becomes active in wickedness and even take pleasure in murder without remorse. As the loving nature increase in your life, you will become a life to others both in words and deeds.

Only those with love can enter heaven because there will be no sign of wickedness in heaven. This is because Satan and all his agents which cause wickedness in the world today would have been cast into the lake of fire (Revelation 20:10). 

Love is the number one mark of a child of God. God is loving so his children must be also (1 John 4:8). Whoever shows compassion the scripture says has fulfilled the law (Romans 13:8).

God use man as a vessel that channel his power to the world but a man become an empty vessel that makes the loudest noise when he is not loving. The scripture says they become like a sounding brass which is like an empty container (1 Corinthians 13:1-3).

The world is not getting any better. As Christ has said, sin is increasing, the love of many is waxing cold and thus wickedness will increase.

If you are growing cold in showing compassion, it’s because you are growing hot in sin. Repent of your sins today and the Spirit of God will be quickened in you and make you loving and peaceable again. 
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