As sin becomes more rampant and wickedness increases, the tendency is for the love of most to grow cold. You must engage both your head and your heart if you want to be the hands of Jesus to those around you.
“Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved.” —Matthew 24:12, 13
“I know your deeds, your hard work and your perseverance. I know that you cannot tolerate wicked people, that you have tested those who claim to be apostles but are not and have found them false. You have persevered and have endured hardships for my name and have not grown weary. Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken the love you had at first.” —Revelation 2:2-4
Even when you are doing the right things, you can forsake your first love. How you use your hands, your actions and behaviors, often reveals the condition of your heart and what you believe to be true with your mind. If your heart is callous or without feeling, there is often an unresolved issue with your heart. If what you believe to be true produces bad fruit, what you believe is likely wrong or false. Our prayer should be like David’s when he prayed, “Create in me a clean heart, O God” (Psalm 51:10).