Posts Tagged ‘ Love ’

VerseD: Luke 6:35

But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil.

Luke 6:35, ESV

Just as Christ has shown us grace and given of Himself, so too should we give grace to others, to lessen their Burdens and possibly lead them to repentance.

VerseD: Psalm 139:23-24

Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!

Psalm 139:23‭-‬24, ESV

God knows our hearts and minds, yet He still loves us. If we seek Him, He will make us clean and conform us to be like Jesus.

VerseD: 1 Corinthians 13:1

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.

1 Corinthians 13:1, ESV

If we do things for the sake of those things or to be better, but not because we love God or to love others, those things are useless and distracting.

Seek God first, and seek to bring others into God’s love, and everything we do will have godly purpose.

VerseD: Psalm 100:5

For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.

Psalm 100:5, ESV

God works all things for the good of those who love Him, but it is fully realized at the Second Coming of Christ.

And His track record proves His faithfulness to give us hope.

VerseD: Romans 8:38-39

For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 8:38‭-‬39, ESV

If you are found in Christ, you are His, sealed with the Holy Spirit, and unable to be plucked from His hand.

It is a done deal.

VerseD: Matthew 5:44

“But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you”

Matthew 5:44, ESV

Retaliation belongs to the Lord. We should do as Jesus did when He walked this earth: pray for others and be willing to be hurt and even killed for them that they may see His faithfulness and love.

VerseD: Acts 1:8

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

Acts 1:8, ESV

The Holy Spirit empowers us to love others by sharing the Gospel faithfully.

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

How do we live God and obey His commandments? We love others.

How do we love others? We obey God’s commandments and seek God above all else.

VerseD: Psalm 8:3-4

When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him?

Psalm 8:3‭-‬4, ESV

The God who created billions of light-years of space and matter sees each of us and loves us enough that He came to us as one of us to save us from our sin.

VerseD: Galatians 5:14

For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

Galatians 5:14, ESV

We have been freed from sin and pride so that we are free to love God by loving other people through sacrifice and service.