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The Love of God

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)!

Jesus gave 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)!!

The Greek 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 5:8)!

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.