Friday, November 5, 2021

LOVING one ANOTHER

 

Romans 12:9

King James Version

9 Let love be without dissimulation. 

Abhor that which is evil; 

cleave to that which is good.


God showed us how to love.

He loved us so much, He sent His only beloved Son.

That all who believe may be saved.

John 3:16

King James Version

16 For God so loved the world, 

that he gave his only begotten Son,

that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, 

but have everlasting life.


JESUS loved the FATHER so much, He was obedient, even to the cross.

Philippians 2:8

King James Version

8 And being found in fashion as a man, 

he humbled himself, 

and became obedient unto death, 

even the death of the cross.


It's a supernatural kind of love the FATHER, and SON, showed us.

God's mercy is never-ending, but is long-suffering.

No matter how many times Israel defied Him, He kept loving His chosen nation.

The same goes with all of us.

The LORD continues to love us all, no matter our iniquities.

Lamentations 3:22-23

King James Version

22 It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, 

because his compassions fail not.

23 They are new every morning: 

great is thy faithfulness.


Lamentations 3:25

King James Version

25 The Lord is good unto them that wait for him, 

to the soul that seeketh him.


JESUS taught us how to love.

John 13:34-35

King James Version

34 A new commandment I give unto you, 

That ye love one another; 

as I have loved you, 

that ye also love one another.

35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, 

if ye have love one to another.


Matthew 22:37-40

King James Version

37 Jesus said unto him, 

Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, 

and with all thy soul, 

and with all thy mind.

38 This is the first and great commandment.

39 And the second is like unto it, 

Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.


Matthew 25:40

King James Version

40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, 

Verily I say unto you, 

Inasmuch as ye have done it 

unto one of the least of these my brethren, 

ye have done it unto me.


Luke 6:27-38

King James Version

27 But I say unto you which hear, 

Love your enemies, 

do good to them which hate you,

28 Bless them that curse you, 

and pray for them which despitefully use you.

29 And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek 

offer also the other; 

and him that taketh away thy cloak 

forbid not to take thy coat also.

30 Give to every man that asketh of thee; 

and of him that taketh away thy goods 

ask them not again.

31 And as ye would that men should do to you, 

do ye also to them likewise.

32 For if ye love them which love you, 

what thank have ye? 

for sinners also love those that love them.

33 And if ye do good to them which do good to you, 

what thank have ye? 

for sinners also do even the same.

34 And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, 

what thank have ye? 

for sinners also lend to sinners, 

to receive as much again.

35 But love ye your enemies, 

and do good, 

and lend, 

hoping for nothing again; 

and your reward shall be great, 

and ye shall be the children of the Highest: 

for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.

36 Be ye therefore merciful, 

as your Father also is merciful.

37 Judge not, 

and ye shall not be judged: 

condemn not, 

and ye shall not be condemned: 

forgive, 

and ye shall be forgiven:

38 Give, 

and it shall be given unto you; 

good measure, 

pressed down, 

and shaken together, 

and running over, 

shall men give into your bosom. 

For with the same measure that ye mete withal 

it shall be measured to you again.


Scripture has other verses on how we can love one another.

Romans 12:10

King James Version

10 Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; 

in honour preferring one another;


1 John 4:7-12

King James Version

7 Beloved, 

let us love one another: 

for love is of God; 

and every one that loveth is born of God, 

and knoweth God.

8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; 

for God is love.

9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, 

because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, 

that we might live through him.

10 Herein is love, 

not that we loved God, 

but that he loved us, 

and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

11 Beloved, 

if God so loved us, 

we ought also to love one another.

12 No man hath seen God at any time. 

If we love one another, 

God dwelleth in us, 

and his love is perfected in us.


Galatians 5:13-14

King James Version

13 For, 

brethren, 

ye have been called unto liberty; 

only use not liberty 

for an occasion to the flesh, 

but by love serve one another.

14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, 

even in this; 

Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.


1 Corinthians 13:1-7

King James Version

13 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, 

and have not charity, 

I am become as sounding brass, 

or a tinkling cymbal.

2 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, 

and have not charity, 

I am nothing.

3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, 

and though I give my body to be burned, 

and have not charity, 

it profiteth me nothing.

4 Charity suffereth long, 

and is kind; 

charity envieth not; 

charity vaunteth not itself, 

is not puffed up,

5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, 

seeketh not her own, 

is not easily provoked, 

thinketh no evil;

6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, 

but rejoiceth in the truth;

7 Beareth all things, 

believeth all things, 

hopeth all things, 

endureth all things.


We really have much to learn about love.

But JESUS showed us how.

It's time we took His teachings to heart.

That the world may finally be blessed by love.

Let CHRIST live in our hearts.

And offer our bodies as TEMPLE of the HOLY SPIRIT.

LOVE must rule the world.

For GOD is LOVE.

1 John 4:16-21

King James Version

16 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.

17 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.

18 There is no fear in love; 

but perfect love casteth out fear

because fear hath torment. 

He that feareth is not made perfect in love.

19 We love him, 

because he first loved us.

20 If a man say, 

I love God, 

and hateth his brother, 

he is a liar: 

for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, 

how can he love God whom he hath not seen?

21 And this commandment have we from him, 

That he who loveth God love his brother also.


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