I thought that today, I would do something a little different.  I don’t believe enough is ever said about the topic of God’s love, and the law of love which He expects us to live by.  Love is the primary driving force which underlies the entire Bible, which defines so much of God’s character, and which explains the  way in which God wants us to live.  We know from a number of verses that God is love and that He loves us, his created children, and especially His reborn spiritual children.    

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.  

Deuteronomy 7:8 - But because the LORD loved you, and because he would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers, hath the LORD brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the house of bondmen, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.  

John 3:16 - 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.  

Romans 5:8 - But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.  

Romans 8:39 - Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.  

Ephesians 2:4 - But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us…  

1 John 4:7 - Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.  

1 John 4:8 - He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.  

1 John 4:10 - Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son [to be] the propitiation for our sins.  

1 John 4:16 - 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.  

1 John 4:19 - We love him, because he first loved us.  


If we fully grasp the magnitude of God’s love and understand that it defines a large part of His character, then we begin to understand why He would send His only Son Jesus to the cross in order to reconcile us back to Him, removing the obstacle of sin that was between us and God from the time that Adam and Eve sinned in the Garden of Eden.  And knowing God’s great love, we should understand why He wants us to emulate Him in this love (as He guides us, gives us power, and teaches us how to be loving people during our lifelong training program).  We should also understand that love should define our every motive, underlie every purpose in our actions, should be present in abundance at the root of our very character, and should guide our daily business in how we treat those around us throughout the day.   

Leviticus 19:18 - Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I [am] the LORD.  

Deuteronomy 6:5 - And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.  

Matthew 22:37 - 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.  

John 13:34-35 - A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.  

John 14:21 - He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.  

John 15:10 - If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.  

Romans 13:8-10 -- Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law. The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not covet,” and whatever other command there may be, are summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.  

1 John 5:3 - For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.  

2 John 1:6 - And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it.  

I pray that you would be filled with His Love and His Power so that you can all be His Ambassadors to the world, being a good example of the love of your God. 
 


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07/23/2017 3:26am

As a believer in the God you expressed your valuable thoughts about the love of the God. I admired by your writings. In my view, your writings are meaning to some sentences in the holy Bible.

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    I'm a retired soldier, having spent 23 years of my life serving our country, actually 30 years when you count the reserve and National Guard time as well.  I believe in servant leaders, following the example of our Lord, and I believe in giving back to the troops once one has attained a certain status or level of success in life.  But I also believe in fighting back against corruption and incompetence wherever you find it if it hurts people.  Our national values were worth dying for.  They are also worth living for.  A man or woman can actually live a life by these principles of humility, service, love, duty, and honor, and have a significant impact on the world around them...if you have the dedication to see it through. 

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