Love God And Others, You Can’t Go Wrong!
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The most important thing in the world is family and love. ~ John Wooden
Luke 10:27 He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”
The Greatest Witness of God’s Compassion For Us!
Love Makes Life Worth Living!
Love is not necessarily a feeling as many people think; actually it is more of a decision made with the intellect followed behind with emotions.
It is like a train engine being like the intellect or mind, and the caboose is the feelings that follow.
God has given us life and freedom to be able to choose right from wrong, good from evil, and has equipped us with every we need for life and godliness.
God is so very awesome that He gave his life for us by dying on the cross for our sins. There is nothing more significant than that!
There is no greater love than what God gives us! Parents typically take great care of their children, but that is no comparison at all to our heavenly Father towards us.
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- Does God love everyone or just Christians?
- Is it true that love covers a multitude of sins?
- How do we love one another?
- What does the Bible say about love?
- Why does God love us?
Pastor Charles Stanley Says:
- It is more than an emotion. It’s an actual commitment to another person.
- It is not free. It demands something of us. We can’t live for ourselves in isolation and at the same time, love someone else.
- It looks beyond the flesh. Its focus is the heart and spirit of a person, not the external appearance. The connection is both emotional and cerebral, not merely a physical attraction.
- Lust has nothing to do with genuine love. Our world has substituted lust for love, and this has become very obvious in the sexual revolution, which is still continuing to this day. Lust is focused on self—what I want or need from the other person. But love is concerned for the loved one—what I can do for him or her.
- It cannot be bought. It’s a gift that is given freely, and one that is received without cost.
- It desires to give with no strings attached. It doesn’t demand that the other person be a certain way or do what is desired before love is given. Genuine love is freely bestowed without qualifications or requirements.
- It is generous and unselfish. True love is other-centered, not self-centered. It’s always looking for ways to give, not ways to get.
- It is more fulfilled in giving than in receiving. Those who genuinely love others find great satisfaction in generously giving to them. They are especially gratified when they can supply what someone else really needs or desires.
- It is forgiving. Carrying the weight of anger, resentment, bitterness, or jealousy chokes a person’s spirit and hinders the ability to truly connect with others.
- It desires to express itself. It is demonstrative and must be expressed. When God’s love is in us, it flows out in sacrificial giving.
- It is a happy emotion. The happiest people are not those who have everything money can buy, but those who know how to love.
- It enjoys seeing others happy. That’s because the focus is not on getting for self but in sacrificing for others. In seeing the pleasure others experience, there is great enjoyment.
- It is fulfilling and enables us to feel complete. When we know how to give and receive love, it gives us a sense of completeness, competence, and worthiness.
- It hurts when others hurt. Genuine love is characterized by compassion and mercy expressed either through direct interaction or more distantly through prayer.
- It does not keep accounts. There is no record of who did what for whom. Love is not a matter of paying and receiving, but of giving without expectation of return.
- It may be very painful. This is especially true if it isn’t mutual. It may require repeated forgiveness.
- It doesn’t require anything in return. There are no conditions or requirements placed on the other person before love is freely given.
- It is patient. It waits until the proper time, whereas lust wants immediate gratification. If ultimatums are given, it’s not genuine.
- Christ’s death on the cross is the perfect example of love. Jesus came into the world He loved to give His life as a ransom for sin, yet few people loved Him in return. When we continue to love unresponsive, ungrateful people, we are following Christ’s example. This is possible because after we accept Him as our Savior and Lord, He pours His love into our hearts, enabling us to love others no matter how ugly they behave toward us.
- Knowing that we are loved by God and being able to love Him in return is an amazing blessing. It sustains us when we feel forsaken and unloved by others. And if loved ones die or leave us, we have a Friend who will never desert us.
God’s Highest Purpose In Our Life!
When God loves you, what can be better than that? ~ Aretha Franklin
Colossians 3:12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.
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Love God And One Another!
- Do you need to apologize or make amends to anyone for something you have done or failed to do?
- How have you been handling your daily frustrations this week?
- Have you prayed and read your Bible this past week?
- Did you make enough quality time with God, your wife or husband, family, and friends?
- Do you reach out to those in need?
- Did you give 100% in your life in the areas of physical exercise and proper eating and sleeping habits this past week? 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
- Have you partaken in half-truths or outright lies, putting yourself in a better light to those around you? Or have you used gossip or dirty talk this past week?
- Did you pray for anyone or share the reason for your faith with anyone, especially an unbeliever this past week? Matthew 28:18-20
- Did you manage your time wisely? Have you allowed any person or circumstance to rob you of your joy this week or compromise your integrity?
Loving Others Like Christ Loved Us!
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Forgiveness is a decision of the will. It is commanded by God, or else God will not forgive us. We must make a conscious choice to obey God and forgive, the other person (who is guilty of doing you wrong) may not desire forgiveness and may not ever change, but that doesn’t negate God’s desire that we possess a forgiving spirit Matthew 5:44.
Ideally, the other person who is at fault will seek reconciliation, but, if not, the person who has been wronged can still decide to forgive.
There have been times in my life that I have had to forgive someone just because God has commanded that in my life as a Christian.
My emotions might not have been willing, but my spirit was able to be obedient to God and God’s word and forgive the person since I have been significantly forgiven in my life.
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