Are You Neglecting Love?

Luke 11:33 “No one, when he has lit a lamp, puts it in a secret place or under a basket, but on a lampstand, that those who come in may see the light. 34 The lamp of the body is the eye. Therefore, when your eye is good, your whole body also is full of light. But when your eye is bad, your body also is full of darkness. 35 Therefore take heed that the light which is in you is not darkness. 36 If then your whole body is full of light, having no part dark, the whole body will be full of light, as when the bright shining of a lamp gives you light.”

In the above passage, Jesus speaks of healthy eyes to see.  Revelation in Scripture is often referred to as “light”.  Additionally, to the pure, all things are pure.  To the impure, all things are impure.  If your whole body is full of light, could that mean you are walking in a glorified state?  Is this a Tabernacles reference?

Immediately after Jesus spoke these words, a certain Pharisee asked Him to dine with him.  Jesus accepted.  Oops!  The Pharisee is getting ready to get blind-sided.  Jesus went in and sat down to eat without washing His hands.  Now for the rest of the story:

38 When the Pharisee saw it, he marveled that He had not first washed before dinner.

39 Then the Lord said to him, “Now you Pharisees make the outside of the cup and dish clean, but your inward part is full of greed and wickedness.

40 Foolish ones! Did not He who made the outside make the inside also?

41 But rather give alms of such things as you have; then indeed all things are clean to you.

42 “But woe to you Pharisees! For you tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs, and pass by justice and the love of God. These you ought to have done, without leaving the others undone.

43 Woe to you Pharisees! For you love the best seats in the synagogues and greetings in the marketplaces. 44 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!  For you are like graves which are not seen, and the men who walk over them are not aware of them.

The Pharisee gets raked over the coals, he is full of greed and wickedness and there is no hesitation in Jesus’ voice.  Remember, Jesus only speaks what He hears from Our Heavenly Father.  The Pharisees go through the motions but neglect justice and Love.  They are righteously judged for that.  Our Heavenly Father created not only the outside but the inside of our bodies, we are to be the Temple of the Holy Spirit where the Glory of Our Heavenly Father resides.  We should be a “giving” people, helping those in need.  Why didn’t the Pharisees walk in charity?  They neglected Love.

The following translation brings home the point:

  • MSG© 11:42 "I’ve had it with you! You’re hopeless, you Pharisees! Frauds! You keep meticulous account books, tithing on every nickel and dime you get, but manage to find loopholes for getting around basic matters of justice and God’s love. Careful bookkeeping is commendable, but the basics are required.

If you spend all your time on any other topic than Love, are you neglecting the most important attribute of Our Heavenly Father?  Isn’t Love the basis for the entire Law?  Why do you keep neglecting the most important topic in Scripture?  Could this the delay in your maturing process?  Check your daily planner.  Where are your priorities?  The Pharisee was confident in his priorities when he invited Jesus to dinner.  Those priorities were blasted away in a few concise words.

Could this be why Our Heavenly Father had Servias Ministries publish books on Love?  Go to to purchase copies for yourself and others.

If you don’t have the money, write us at:

Servias Ministries

PO Box 1471

Bethany, OK 73008

and we will be happy to pay for them along with the postage.  This is just one aspect of being a “giving” people.  You have no excuse to neglect studying the Love of Our Heavenly Father.  Don’t allow yourself to be on the receiving end of a corrective interview as the passage above describes.

PS: This is the only time agapē is mentioned in the Book of Luke.  One might want to pay close attention.

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