If you do not have love, you realise that you become miserable. Finding a solution to a situation works well when love is applied in the process. Unfortunately, many Christians do not apply love in their daily life situations. Why do humans find it difficult to love? The answer is not far-fetched. God is love and since nobody is God, it is easy to understand why man finds it difficult to love. Yet the highest level of spirituality is not the gift of spiritual manifestation but love.
The Church is supposed to be a love factory where love is manufactured and given to the members. David knew how to love. Can you phantom the level of love David showed when he saw Saul, his persecutor, sleeping in a cave but cut only a piece of his cloak as evidence to show him later? His men asked him to kill his enemy but David said no; I cannot touch the Lord’s anointed.
In 1 Samuel 22:1- 2, David escaped from Saul and went into the cave of Abdullam. His brothers and his father’s household heard about it and went to join him there. All those who were in distress or in debt or discontented gathered around him and he became captain to about four hundred men. If no love existed among them in the cave, the distressed and discontented men will kill each other. David became a captain to them and demonstrated love to them so they learned from him to live in love with each other. In a church, people are looking for fathers, mothers, brothers and even sisters that they do not have in their normal life. They are looking for some warmth from the people in Church and not in first instance for the message to be preached. How they are received and treated makes the Church a love cave. Their interest in the word of God comes later. In the cave of Abdullam, the people had six types of experiences as described below: