This is My commandment: that you love one another just as I have loved you. John 15:12
It doesn't matter who they are, where they came from, what color their skin is, what religion they are or are not, nor what they have done; We are to love them just as He loved us when we were them. Selah! SIMPLY GRATEFUL!
Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. 1 Corinthians 13:1
When we speak to others without the Love of Christ, we do come across like clanging cymbals... But when we speak with the Love of Christ, their hearts will be open to receive because they know that you are not condemning them but bringing correction or hope or healing and that you really do care. SIMPLY GRATEFUL!
If I [can] speak in the tongues of men and [even] of angels, but have not LOVE (that reasoning, intentional, spiritual devotion such as is inspired by God’s love for and in us), I am only a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.
And if I have prophetic powers the gift of interpreting the divine will and purpose), and understand all the secret truths and mysteries and possess all knowledge, and if I have [sufficient] faith so that I can remove mountains, but have not LOVE (God’s love in me) I am nothing (a useless nobody).
Even if I dole out all that I have [to the poor in providing] food, and if I surrender my body to be burned or in order that I may glory, but have not LOVE (God’s love in me), I gain nothing. 1 Corinthians 13:1-3
LOVE COVERS ALL! SIMPLY GRATEFUL!
And may the Lord make you increase and abound in love to one another and to all, just as we do to you so that He may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all His saints. 1 Thessalonians 2:16
Are we loving one another no matter what? We are not to hate but to LOVE no matter their ethnic, their color, their background! LOVE COVERS ALL!
I give you a new commandment: that you LOVE one another; as I have LOVED you, that you also LOVE one another. By this all men shall know that you are my disciples, if you have LOVE for one another. John 13:34-35
We should all take a regular and honest inventory of our love walk. Do you study love? Do you purposely walk in love? Do you really know what love is? It is certainly more than theory or speech. The Bible says love is seen in your behavior toward one another. It is by our love that the world will know we are Jesus' disciples.
The Lord’s Eternal Love
A Prayer of the afflicted, when he is overwhelmed and pours out his complaint before the Lord.
1Hear my prayer, O Lord,
And let my cry come to You.
2 Do not hide Your face from me in the day of my trouble;
Incline Your ear to me;
In the day that I call, answer me speedily.
3 For my days are consumed like smoke,
And my bones are burned like a hearth.
4 My heart is stricken and withered like grass,
So that I forget to eat my bread.
12 But You, O Lord, shall endure forever,
And the remembrance of Your name to all generations.
13 You will arise and have mercy on Zion;
For the time to favor her,
Yes, the set time, has come.
14 For Your servants take pleasure in her stones,
And show favor to her dust.
15 So the nations shall fear the name of the Lord,
And all the kings of the earth Your glory.
Whether you cry out to God for 5 minutes or 5 hours He hears your cry. Are you in need of the Masters touch today? Cry out to Him! #NeedtheLord
Now all who believed were together, and had all things in common, 45 and sold their possessions and goods, and divided them among all, as anyone had need.
46 So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, 47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved.
Happy and kind people are contageous! Do you fellowship with others to accomplish God's purpose in your life, in the lives of others, and in the world? We can share of love of Christ everywhere we go! Try true love today! #ValentinesDay
15 Drink water from your own cistern,
And running water from your own well.
16 Should your fountains be dispersed abroad,
Streams of water in the streets?
17 Let them be only your own,
And not for strangers with you.
18 Let your fountain be blessed,
And rejoice with the wife of your youth.
19 As a loving deer and a graceful doe,
Let her breasts satisfy you at all times;
And always be enraptured with her love.
20 For why should you, my son, be enraptured by an immoral woman,
And be embraced in the arms of a seductress?
God is not against sex, God created men and women as sexual beings. God's specific plan for sexual activity is within a marriage relationship. Here God encourages a positive sexual relationship with wife of his youth.He is told to rejoice and be satisfied with her. Maximum love can only be fulfilled in a faithful marriage. Be committed and content with your marriage. #FaithfulMarriage
8 And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden.
9 Then the Lord God called to Adam and said to him, “Where are you?”
10 So he said, “I heard Your voice in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; and I hid myself.”
Is the Lord calling you? Are you listening? Or are you hiding? God knows where you are and what you are trying to hide from Him, but He still loves you. Run to Him! Listen to Him! Obey His call! He loves you and offers forgiveness!
1 Peter 3:8-16
Finally, all of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous; not returning evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary blessing, knowing that you were called to this, that you may inherit a blessing. For “He who would love life
And see good days,
Let him refrain his tongue from evil,
And his lips from speaking deceit.
Let him turn away from evil and do good;
Let him seek peace and pursue it.
For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous,
And His ears are open to their prayers;
But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.
”And who is he who will harm you if you become followers of what is good? But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you are blessed. “And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled.” But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear; having a good conscience, that when they defame you as evildoers, those who revile your good conduct in Christ may be ashamed.
It is good to fellowship with God's family, our family and friends but we must ALWAYS BE READY to give account for our hope in Jesus. We may suffer for righteousness' sake but remember You are Blessed. When the angel came to Mary his words were "Fear Not". When trials or tribulation come, suffering or discouragement, "Fear Not"! The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and His ears are open to their prayers. Mary was looking at the angle of the Lord but you may be looking at someone who is saying or doing all kinds of evit towards you. Fear Not! Have compassion, be courteous, do not return evil for evil or reviling for reviling. Refrain from evil and seek peace and pursue it.
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