An essential element in Christian love is unselfishness. When we give no thought to personal reward, when we do good things for people simply because we want to help them and honor our Lord – that’s when we demonstrate Christlike love.
We can easily fall into the trap of giving just to receive something in return, but that kind of caring does not honor God. Yet showing Christian love has an encouraging paradox. When we do good deeds with a selfless motive, we lay up heavenly rewards. – Herbert Vander Lugt
A selfish heart loves for what it can get; a Christian heart loves for what it can give.
- October 13, Vol. 1, Our Daily Bread