When is it convenient to love God and each other...?
At this time in the morning, very early at the break of dawn, is God's word good at this time? When we feel not so right or in the mood or spirit? We turn to Luke 17:7-10, for a little parable and what it says,
["...7But which of you, having a servant plowing or feeding cattle, will say unto him by and by, when he is come from the field, Go and sit down to meat?
8And will not rather say unto him, Make ready wherewith I may sup, and gird thyself, and serve me, till I have eaten and drunken; and afterward thou shalt eat and drink?
9Doth he thank that servant because he did the things that were commanded him? I trow not.
10So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do...]
Does God thank us just when we've done or think we've done what is expected us? Do I write when I'm feeling good? Do I give when I feel generous? Do I forgive when I'm kind? And or do I believe God only when it's convenient? Just obeying God is not pennant winner. God wants that extra mile on our commitment, or charity, our devotion, our trust, our faith, and our love! It's when we go out of our way it is when that God really guirds himself and set us to the table to eat!