Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent.Revelation 3:19 NIV
As I went through the Book of Revelations today at chapter 3 verse 9. I was reminded of how love operate in our lives and in our community.
Love does not tolerate what is wrong, rather out of love it addresses issues that does not please the other. In this case, the issues was that the people of faith in laodica was neither cold or hot. this is where the rebuke came from. Hence an invitation to repentance.
Love invites us to change that leads to repentance. Godly love will always bring the best in us that transforms us to Christ-likeness. Biblically we are to transform into the character of Christ.
Repentance is also a fruit of love, because of it’s genuine intention and motivation that springs from a revelation of God.