hear much about the importance of the word, 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). Jesus gave
us a new command that we love each other as he loves us, by this he said the
world would know we are Christians (John 13:34-35). In the great love chapter
of the Bible (1 Cor 13:1-13) the apostle Paul taught that without love we are
nothing and he emphasized that of faith, hope and love the greatest is love (1 Cor
Greek word for love that is used dominantly in the New Testament is agape (noun);
God’s unconditional love and the love that we are called to love with. In 1
Corinthians chapter 13, this love is defined for us, take time to meditate on
it. The apostle Paul wrote for us that God’s 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 5:8.
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, our
deeds (1 John 3:18); love must be demonstrated, just as faith is not faith
without corresponding actions (James 2:17). Think how you can share God’s love
today; a gentle encouraging word, a kind spontaneous action.
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