“Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world. There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. We love Him because He first loved us. IF SOMEONE SAYS, “I LOVE GOD,” AND HATES HIS BROTHER, HE IS A LIAR; FOR HE WHO DOES NOT LOVE HIS BROTHER WHOM HE HAS SEEN, HOW CAN HE LOVE GOD WHOM HE HAS NOT SEEN? And this commandment we have from Him: that he who loves God must love his brother also”. ( 1 John 4:17-21 NKJV).
“Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing. Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away. When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known. And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love”. (1 Corinthians 13:1-13 NKJV).
But whoever has this world’s goods, and sees his brother have need, and shuts up his heart of compassion from him, how dwells the love of God in him?
+The evidence of love is demonstrated in Giving, Caring, Sharing and Compassion.
+Love gives to others at the expense and sacrifice of self.
+Lust and hate always seek to get and take from others to satisfy themselves at the expense of others.
+People are to be Loved and not to be Used. Things are to be Used and not to be Loved.
+Beware of those who love things and use people, and use people to get the things they love.
+Love is always more about others than it is about self.
Be NOT Deceived Love Must be PROVEN.
+God does not want us to be ignorant in anything that pertains to Life and Godliness.
+Love pertains to life and godliness.
1 Thessalonians 5:21
Prove (test) all things; hold fast (keep) that which is good.
+Love is proven when it is demonstrated.
+Undemonstrated Love is in the same category as a person who has no love.
+As loving Children of God there isn’t a moment when we are not supposed to show Love.
+Let Love be heard in every word we speak.
+Let Love be seen in all that we do.
+Let Love be felt in the touch of our deeds.
+Loving God and loving each other is another way of showing God’s Glory and Glorifying God.
+Love never fails. So let us not fail to Love.
What is LIFE without the LOVE of God? Part 3
Owe no man any thing, but to LOVE one another…
+We always OWE LOVE to others even to our enemies. Jesus said is Matt 5:44 “Love your enemies”
+Who is it that we are not showing the love of God to? Reach out and show love to them for Christ sakes.
+We shouldn’t love others because they are lovable or because they love us. We love others because we love and obey our Lord, John 13:34; 15:10.
+As Believers not loving other gives the devil the largest entrance to our lives.
The thief (Satan the devil) comes to STEAL, and to KILL, and to DESTROY: I (Christ Jesus your Lord) am come that you might have LIFE, and that you might have it more abundantly.
+When we walk in love it keeps the door closed to the devil and wide open to Christ Jesus our Lord.
•Continue to let the WORD of God be the standard for your life. Always LOVING others like Christ Jesus loves us while keeping our Faith, Trust and Confidence in Him.
•BLESSED you are and BLESSED you will always be and to God be all the GLORY. Amen!