"But God, who is rich in mercy,
for his great love
wherewith he loved us."
has such great understanding because His love is so intense toward us.
We too can increase understanding with these keys
-Ephesians 3:17,18,19; Hebrews
Daniel made a decision to set
his heart to understand, and answers came.
"And the Lord make you to increase
and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men,even as we do
"The first condition of real
life is something to love, and the second condition is something to revere."
college students live on love –
the love of their parents!
'right' we have is to love -Ephesians
4:1-3. If you're an unloving person, you have no rights, you only think
that you have them -Romans
13:8 "Owe no man any thing but to love one another; for he that loveth
another hath fulfilled the law."
What law? -Galatians
5:14 "For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou
shalt love thy neighbour as thyself." Romans
13:10 "Love worketh no ill to his neighbour; therefore love is the
fulfilling of the law." James
2:8 "If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt
love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well."
is why life is worth living. Not loving is
dangerous! Even with all the disappointments
we have, life is still life, love is life, and hate, resentment and anger
are part of the way of death.
To love is the sum of life and yet
how many think they are living who feel unable to be loved and love in
return! Those who deserve love least, need it most!
"The supreme happiness of life is
the conviction that we are loved." ...Victor
Another key to open up understanding
is 2Corinthian 3:16 with 1John
one another is the highest thing we can do on this human plane.
But what is it that breeds love? -Luke 7:47
And how do we
makes a difference in keeping one's self and others in the love of God
-Jude 1:21,22. God 'keeps' us near Him
the more of His love we understand. It's the same in any relationship;
we only enjoy being around those who love us (accept
us unconditionally, see our best, are non condemnatory, are helpful, kind,
understanding, generous, and have
love, we might as well close the door tomorrow on the human race. Love
knows no boundaries.
is a direction, not so much a destination. In true love there is no change
of direction -Hebrews
13:5 ".....for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake
2:4 "But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he
loved us." God calls
people to Him, not with threats of punishment, but with kindness.
"The greatest weakness of most
humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while
they are still alive."
... O.S. Battista
"Love that never tells its story,
that never utters itself in word, or gift, or service, fades away into
drowsy indifference." ...Jowett
don't believe that God loves as much as He does to have planned what He
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and is implementing it for us all in this great plan of Earth, man and
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If we have never been loved-(abused
neglected child, told we were no good, stupid, etc.), we
find the concept of God's love little more than flowery phraseology. Ask
God for help to see yourself as God sees you, and that IS-holy,
and perfect. That's how He right now,
and from now on, will forever see you.
Just as you had nothing to do with
the sin you were born into,
you also had nothing to do with God's free gift of righteousness, reconciling
you to have a relationship
with Him. All of us long for a relationship with someone who would
love us unconditionally.
And, this relationship with God is
all just beginning, and goes on after the physical life you and me are
now leading is long over with.
You came here from
there, just for learning.
of love's expressions is a smile. Do you ever think of God as smiling at
you because He's happy with you? -Jeremiah
31:3 "The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved
thee with an everlasting
love. Therefore with lovingkindness have
I drawn thee." Romans
is the word God inspired to be used in the Bible when He says that He loves
That word, in the original Greek, means 'rapport',
'a relationship with'. It's love-(feeling,
thoughts, partnership with, etc.)-in
a relationship that is constantly deepening and increasing in understanding
of each party.
When rapport exists, each time together the relationship takes a step up,
somehow, even after working out problems. If
Christ is in both parties this should always happen.
Use the baseball rule in relationships-–-three
strikes and you're out! If it gets to the 3 strikes point in a relationship,
something's wrong. One or both of you are stubborn, hardhearted, and overly
concerned about the self. It'll just get worse as the years go by. But
if you're in a relationship already like that, and, many years have gone
by, consider yourself as having done pretty well. Why screw it up even
more by a major change?
But, know this
strikes you out! He has the power to change us..
His love is not-–-'do
things for me and I'll do them for you', as it is with many unspiritual
persons in relationships. His love is 'baby, I love you any way you are,
and if you don't like the way you are, I
can change yuh!'
love is devoid of a guarded-(hypocrisy)-aloof
'sophistication', where one is fearful of showing any 'weakness'.
True love expresses from incredible
strength, and is unafraid if personal vulnerability is noticed by another,
as true love is imbedded
within the source of all love and power
and confidence -James
3:17 "But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable,
gentle, and easy to be intreated,
full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy."
let us love one another, for love is of God and every one that loves is
of God. He that loves not, doesn't know God,
for God is love.....Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to
one another...And we have known (original
Greek is 'experienced') and
believed the love that God has to us....."
is all love, pure love, brilliant love, love through and through –
great love. It's His nature to care, to be concerned, to be compassionate,
to be merciful, to be kind, to be forgiving,
and to now overlook, thanks to God killing Jesus so we can have a clear
path for a relationship with this spiritual family of God.
is not just an attribute of God, rather, it's His complete nature, used
in all He plans, thinks, and does -1John
4:8 "He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love."
Love is all these things. Love is His purpose -1John
1:5 "This then is the message which we have heard of Him and declare
unto you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness
God loves you makes your love perfect -1John
4:16,17. Believing God allows more of His Holy Nature, the
Holy Spirit, to indwell you, and your nature's base now is as His
is love? And what about loving
too much? One of the tragedies of modern life is that love is often being
defined by those who have yet to experience it.
4:16 "And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us.
God is love; and he that dwelleth (original
Greek is 'stays in a given place') in
love dwelleth in God, and God in him."
Isn't that just great!-One
of the things Christ wants is for you know that the Father loves you.
Love God. Love others.
new nature will lead you to love. Our love is being made perfect, and
more we are sure God dwells in us, the more we are as He is in our
dealing in society -1John
4:16,17 "And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us.
God is love, and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.
Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of
judgment. Because as he is, so are we in this world."-...continue?