“Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour. But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;” – Ephesians 5:1-3
There is a reason why walking in love is very important and crucial in the Christian walk. This is because everybody is walking in something. When you go to school, you hear principles being taught, steps being given and ideologies being propounded. When you come into real life, none of these principles work because people in the world are walking in different “rivers”. In the world, the rivers that people commonly walk in are selfishness, greed, lust, hatred, unforgiveness and pride. One would think that the commandment to to go into the world would drive us into the world but that is not the case. We are driven into the world by the rivers of greed and selfishness. If you love the world, the love of the Father is not in you. This is as simple and short as that. The love of the Father IS NOT in you.
When we walk in the love of God we will be compelled to go out and preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The Bible says in John 14:15 “If you love me, you will obey my commandments.” It is only when we walk in love that we are able to completely fulfill what God wants us to do. When you do not walk in love you will find it extremely difficult to go out to witness to someone. To walk in love is to respond because He also loved us. We must be willing to go the extra mile for God because He loved us enough to go the extra mile for us by sending His son to die on the Cross.