Posts Tagged ‘ Love ’

VerseD: Matthew 6:14

For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you

Matthew 6:14, ESV

We must change our thinking.

If we are unwilling to forgive others, why should God be willing to forgive us?

Evidence of our forgiveness will be the grace given to us that we share with others.

VerseD: 1 John 4:18

There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.

1 John 4:18, ESV

We know we are freed from God’s wrath, but do we still give in to fear of what others think of us? Do we love God and them enough to share the truth of the gospel, fearing God’s disapproval more than theirs?

VerseD: Isaiah 6:8

And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here I am! Send me.”

Isaiah 6:8, ESV

It is intimidating, even scary to stand for God’s truth.

Yet, our Lord came and willingly went to the cross for truth, so let us follow His example in His strength by the power of the Holy Spirit.

VerseD: Romans 8:31

What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

Romans 8:31, ESV

God fights on our side, having come to save us and give us eternal life when we were in rebellion.

Let join His work by being kind to those in the world, even when they hate us.

VerseD: 2 Chronicles 7:14

if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

2 Chronicles 7:14, ESV

Like our Lord prayed the night He was betrayed, we should be praying for the lost of our world, the unity of the Church, an the strength to sacrifice of ourselves to continue His work in His name.

VerseD: 1 John 2:6

whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.

1 John 2:6, ESV

We are called to sacrifice of ourselves, just as our Lord did, to spread the Gospel and change the world.

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: 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

God created all of space, matter, and time, from the largest galaxy cluster to the tiniest speck of matter and beyond.

Yet, He watches over and cares for each of us.

Trust in Him.

VerseD: Zephaniah 3:17

The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.

Zephaniah 3:17, ESV

As we live in this world, we will be encumbered and afflicted with worries, anxieties, and fears.

But our God can and does save us, giving us strength and joy in the midst of evil and suffering. Lean on Him.