We hear much
about the importance of the words, faith, prayer, praise, the fear of God,
obedience, humility, repentance and the need for change in our Christian walk
and so we should! But God’s cardinal commands are to Love Him with all our
heart, soul and mind and our neighbor as ourselves (Matt 22:37-39)!
us a new command that we love each other as He loves us; by this He said the
world would know that we are Christians (John 13:34). In the great love chapter
of the Bible (1Cor 13:1-13) Paul tells us that without love we are nothing!! Of
faith hope and love the greatest is love, Paul says (1Cor 13:13)!!
word for love that is used dominantly in the New Testament is agapao; God’s
unconditional love and the love that we are called to love with. First
Corinthians chapter 13 defines this love for us, take time to meditate on it!
The bible says Gods love is in us, poured in by the Holy Spirit (Rom 5:5) God
demonstrated the extent of this love by allowing Christ to die for us (Rom
We are called to love with our words (Eph 4:15); words that come from our
hearts and are spoken in love. But love has to go beyond our words, to actions
and our deeds (1John 3:18); love must be demonstrated, just as faith is not
faith without corresponding actions (James 2:17). Think how you can share Gods
love today; a gentle encouraging word, a kind spontaneous action.