Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust (2 Peter 1:4)
Thereâ€™re things that can affect a Christian; these arenâ€™t viruses, sicknesses or diseases, because Jesus stated unequivocally that NOTHING shall by any means hurt you (Luke 10:19).
But the things that are dangerous to a Christian are anger, bitterness, fear, unbelief, etc. He doesnâ€™t want such negative things in your heart. He said in Hebrews 12:15, â€œLooking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled.â€
The Christian is a partaker of the divine nature; he has the life and nature of God, the nature of love and righteousness. This is what makes it a great concern when you find Christians who donâ€™t walk in love. In Luke 6:27, Jesus said, â€œBut I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you.â€ In the 35th verse He reiterated the same thing: â€œBut love ye your enemies, and do goodâ€¦â€ (Luke 6:35).
Hallelujah! Love triumphs. Love rules.
When you walk in love, youâ€™re a master. He said, â€œBless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use youâ€ (Luke 6:28). It doesnâ€™t matter what they say about you or against you; youâ€™re unruffled, because youâ€™re ruled by love. You remain gracious, kind and loving, like your heavenly Father. Hallelujah!