LOVE IS WHAT?
Just had a conversation with a friend and they were trying to convince me that they love me. So they began citing what the scriptures has to say about love. The thing is that this person rarely displays the fruit that hang from the tree called love.
I have always desired to be LOVED. To have a man just shower me poems, tokens, flowers, just make me feel like a million bucks. However, this is rare even now..So when we examine the fruit of love; we see that it is completely different than what most of us imagine. It has nothing do with gifts or money, but sincerity, long suffering and kindness. Just to name a few….
Let’s take a look at how the scriptures describe love.. I Corinthian 13
13 If I [can] speak in the tongues of men and [even] of angels, but have not love (that reasoning, intentional, spiritual devotion such [a]as is inspired by God’s love for and in us), I am only a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.
2 And if I have prophetic powers ([b]the gift of interpreting the divine will and purpose), and understand all the secret truths and mysteries and possess all knowledge, and if I have [sufficient] faith so that I can remove mountains, but have not love (God’s love in me) I am nothing (a useless nobody).
3 Even if I dole out all that I have [to the poor in providing] food, and if I surrender my body to be burned or [c]in order that I may glory, but have not love (God’s love in me), I gain nothing.
4 Love endures long and is patient and kind; love never is envious nor boils over with jealousy, is not boastful or vainglorious, does not display itself haughtily.
5 It is not conceited (arrogant and inflated with pride); it is not rude (unmannerly) and does not act unbecomingly. Love (God’s love in us) does not insist on its own rights or its own way, for it is not self-seeking; it is not touchy or fretful or resentful; it takes no account of the evil done to it [it pays no attention to a suffered wrong].
6 It does not rejoice at injustice and unrighteousness, but rejoices when right and truth prevail.
7 Love bears up under anything and everything that comes, is ever ready to believe the best of every person, its hopes are fadeless under all circumstances, and it endures everything [without weakening].
8 Love never fails [never fades out or becomes obsolete or comes to an end]. As for prophecy ([d]the gift of interpreting the divine will and purpose), it will be fulfilled and pass away; as for tongues, they will be destroyed and cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away [it will lose its value and be superseded by truth].
Now this is the love that we should have for one another but the LOVE of GOD is far more grand than anything we can express. Just imagine if you will giving up your child for someone who could careless about him or you. That is what GOD did for us all. Even if you do not believe in Him ..it makes Him no less powerful..He loves you even though you haven’t or may never accept Him or His Son..His love for you is AMAZING!!!
Now if you are feeling alone and unloved this season, just remember that GOD loves YOU!! and so do I>>>
So if now that you know how much the Lord God loves you; you want to accept him as your Lord and Savior..Recite the Prayer below…
Lord Jesus, I am a Sinner! I have sinned against you. I confess that without you I can do nothing. Please come into my heart and reign, rule and abide in me NOW! I ask you to SAVE me now. I acknowledge that I am now SAVED-SET APART FROM THIS WORLD!!
Email me if you have accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior. firstname.lastname@example.org. I would like to be one of the first to congratulate you!
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