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Torchworld Ministries Int.
An Article by Apostle Joseph Mintah
Relationship Thursday


I want us to start looking at love in our relationships. I always say that if we simply decide to become practising Christians, we will have fruitful relationships including marriage. This is because the God of the Bible is Love(1 John 4:8) and the Bible is the most concise and accurate treatise on love.

As believers we have been given everything we need to be able to walk in love. First of all, our nature as new creation automatically makes us love creatures. This is because upon the new birth, we receive the very nature and life of God. His seed abides in us(1 John 3:9). Secondly, the love of God is shed abroad in our heart the moment we receive the Lord Jesus.

That is why in the new Testament, the Lord is bold to command us to even love our enemies. He knows that given the divine deposits He has made in us, we should be able to conquer all.
The only reason why we are not able to walk in love is we have not allowed what is in our hearts to overpower our minds.

In the new Testament we are told to love one another as Christ loved us. I call it the one another love. I will touch on the first one and continue with the rest in subsequent write ups.

2 Corinthians 1:4
“Who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.”

From this scripture, we see that one of the manifestations of love in any relationship is comfort.
Comfort means to help or show kindness to somebody who is suffering. To give strength and hope. To ease their grief or pain. In our relationships, we should be there for one another. Soothing words, showing of sympathy and empathy. A listening ear, a shoulder to cry on are all things we can make available for our loved ones in times of pain. Comfort does to the soul what painkillers do to pain. It subsides the pain and assuages its negative effects.  Sometimes comfort can just mean being with the person without talking. Job’s friends sat around him for seven days without saying anything. The grief their friend was going through needed more than talking. He needed an assuring presence of love. Let us endeavour to provide comfort for our loved ones and it will help our relationships to flourish. Blessings

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