Archive for the ‘ Love ’ Category

VerseD: John 15:4

Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me.

John 15:4, ESV

God has sought us out, but we must also choose to honor and love Him.

The best way love others is to love and seek God with everything we are, for He first loved us.

VerseD: Galatians 6:2

Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

Galatians 6:2, ESV

Life is difficult, so God gave us the example: sacrifice for each other, loving each other through help, work, and comfort.

VerseD: Philippians 4:9

What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.

Philippians 4:9, ESV

We show we love God when we love others, and we do that by sacrificially living out the gospel as an example for others and for the glory of God by power of the Holy Spirit.

VerseD: Matthew 7:12

“So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.”

Matthew 7:12, ESV

We love God by loving others, and we love others the same way God loves us: by grace, forgiveness, and sacrificing our own wants and needs for others.

VerseD: Lamentations 3:22‭-‬23

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

Lamentations 3:22‭-‬23, ESV

Our God loves us, as proven by His haven’t destroyed us all yet and by keeping His promises, especially through the cross of Christ.

VerseD: 1 John 4:19

We love because he first loved us.

1 John 4:19, ESV

We are able to love because the source of love loves us, and we should share His love with the world.

VerseD: Philippians 1:9-10

And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ

Philippians 1:9‭-‬10, ESV

It is the love and grace of God that helps us see the world’s schemes as well as beauty, helping us want to choose His good and perfect way.

VerseD: Matthew 22:37-39

And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

Matthew 22:37‭-‬39, ESV

More than a feeling, more than logical assent, loving God means obeying all He has commanded, including loving our fellow image-bearers and sinners.

VerseD: James 3:13

Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom.

James 3:13, ESV

A wise person knows that that strength is shown through kindness and love, as our Lord showed by becoming a man and dying on a cross.

May we have the Lord’s wisdom, strength, and love by the power of the Holy Spirit.

VerseD: 1 Chronicles 16:34

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!

1 Chronicles 16:34, ESV

God is good all the time, and He always loves.

Let us give thanks that He lavishes His love and goodness on us through the cross and His Holy Spirit.