True Love

Nothing can separate us from the love of God. It’s in the Bible, Romans 8:38-39, NIV.

“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 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.”

God’s love is sacrificial. It’s in the Bible, John 3:16, NIV.

“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.”

God’s love lasts forever. It’s in the Bible, Psalm 136:1, NIV.

“Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good. His love endures forever.”

How is love described? It’s in the Bible, I Corinthians 13:4-7, TLB.

“Love is very patient and kind, never jealous or envious, never boastful or proud, never haughty or selfish or rude. Love does not demand its own way. It is not irritable or touchy. It does not hold grudges and will hardly even notice when others do it wrong. It is never glad about injustice, but rejoices whenever truth wins out. If you love someone you will be loyal to him no matter what the cost. You will always believe in him, always expect the best of him, and always stand your ground in defending him.”

We are commanded to love one another. It’s in the Bible, I John 2:7-8, TLB.

“Dear brothers, I am not writing out a new rule for you to obey, for it is an old one you have always had, right from the start. You have heard it all before. Yet it is always new, and works for you just as it did for Christ; and as we obey this commandment, to love one another, the darkness in our lives disappears and the new light of life in Christ shines in.”

Love is not just for friends. It’s in the Bible, Matthew 5:43-44, TLB.

“There is a saying, ‘Love your friends and hate your enemies.’ But I say: Love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you!”

God’s law is summed up in love. It’s in the Bible, Matthew 22:37-40, NIV.

“Jesus replied: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

Love for God is shown through keeping His commandments. It’s in the Bible, I John 5:3, NRSV.

“For the love of God is this, that we obey His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome.”

Don’t let your love for God weaken. It’s in the Bible, Revelation 2:4-5, TLB.

“Yet there is one thing wrong; you don’t love me as at first! Think about those times of your first love (how different now!) and turn back to me again and work as you did before.”

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