“I am not commanding you, but I want to test the sincerity of your love by comparing it with the earnestness of others.” 2 Corinthians 8:8 (NIV)
In your Christian journey of life, your faith will be tested in many ways. You will be tested through your speech, your conducts, your attitude to people and your world, and equally your manner of living.
And as you are being tested, you are to prove your sincerity for God and His sovereignty. You need to prove it without any doubt how much you love God, how much you are willing for, to promote His kingdom and how ready you are at all times to listen to His divine instructions.
When you say you love God, then you have His love within you, and that love will be tested too. And when you are found truly to be for God, then you will be required to test your love by comparing it with others.
How do you do this? It will be mostly by your ways of life? You are not the one to determine how people will know the sincerity of your love. They would find this out by watching you, what you say, digging deeper into your personal life and many more.
Remember, people are not the one solely to test your sincerity for God’s love. He also will do that, to see your patient, your perseverance, your commitment and of course your willingness to live your entire life for Him.
Be a good example of sincerity with love, and let the world see the differences between you and the others. In fact, make it your duty to stand out, to live your whole life for the divine love of God.