// Kenneth E. Hagin
The Bible encourages us to let acquiring the love of God be our great aim and quest in life (1 Cor. 14:1 Amplified). There must be a reason why God wants walking in the God-kind of love to be a priority in our lives. Actually, there are wonderful benefits and good results that come when we walk in love.
Let's look at a scripture that talks about the rewards of walking in love. Walking in the God-kind of love is walking in godliness, isn't it? As you read the following verse in First Timothy, substitute "walking in love" for the word godliness.
1 TIMOTHY 4:8 (NKJV)
8 Bodily exercise profits a little, but godliness [walking in love] is profitable for all things, having promise of the life that now is and of that which is to come.
Paul, inspired by the Holy Spirit, wrote this to Timothy. This wasn't just Paul speaking. This was not man's idea. The Holy Spirit said this to Christians everywhere through the Apostle Paul. God was telling us that godliness causes us to profit.
We would do no injustice to this scripture to read it this way: "Walking in love is profitable for all things." Why does the Bible say that bodily exercise profits only a little? Because it has the promise of paying off only in this life.
But the Bible says that godliness is profitable for all things. When is godliness profitable? Is it profitable only when we get to Heaven? No, it's profitable in this life and in the next life.
Therefore, godliness or walking in love is profitable throughout our lives on this earth. But if we live for God now and walk in the God-kind of love, it will also be profitable to us when we get to Heaven.
Living for God means keeping God's Word. If we're going to live for God, we've got to keep His commandments. Well, under the New Covenant, the only commandment we are to keep is the law of love!
Walking in the God-kind of love is profitable. Walking in love pays off not only in this life, but also in the life to come.