How many times do we go around trying to show our love for people? You can walk into a store anywhere today (or any day for that matter) and get books about love, music about love, cards expressing love, LOVE IS EVERYWHERE! But where is God? Psychiatrists say that three of the greatest needs of a human being are: The need to be wanted, the need to be needed, and the need to be loved. We talk so much about love and yet we know so little about it. The Bible is God’s love letter to man. It is FULL of love. All of our greatest needs can be met through the Love God has for us! GOD deserves my love today and everyday for the rest of my life. I love only because God first loved US! Today, I just want to share scriptures that prove God’s love for his children and how we are to love because of His love for us. I would not be here today if Jesus didn’t show love to me. GOD IS LOVE!
1 John 4:16-19 – And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. 17 This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus. 18 There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. 19 We love because He first loved us.
1 Chronicles 16:34 – Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.
1 John 3:1 – See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!
John 14:21 – Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7 – Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 8 Love never fails.
John 3:16 – For God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish, but have eternal life.
The Lord’s gift to us was not wrapped up in a pretty package, with pretty paper, with a sweet card, or tied with a beautiful bow. His gift to us was priceless. Christ’s death shows duty, determination, and depth of what true love really is.
Let Jesus shower you with HIS love!
Romans 8:38-39 – For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord!
You can read 1 Chronicles 13-16 about the return of the Ark of the Covenant at www.biblegateway.com.. What a testimony to God’s favor and mercy upon us all! Join in the discussion by posting comments or questions below and let’s do this together!! #ReadtheBible #bgbg2 #BibleGateway #newbeginnings #1Chronicles