• Love

    I would like to talk about love. Of course we all know the Scripture there is about love in 1 Corinthians 13: 4-8:

    4 Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
    5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
    6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;
    7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
    8 Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.

    There are all kinds of love, for instance the love between 2 spouses. This love is also described in the Bible in Ephesians 5:21-28:

    21 Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.
    22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.
    23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.
    24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.
    25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
    26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
    27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
    28 So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.

    Another kind of love is the love between brothers and sisters or the love between someone and his pet etc.

    Also there is the love between friends as described in John 15:12-13:

    12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.
    13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

    And then there is the love between a Christian and Jesus, described in many verses in the Bible, for instance John 15:14-15:

    14 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.
    15 Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.

    or so beautifully worded in this song:

    My Jesus, I love Thee, I know Thou art mine;
    For Thee all the follies of sin I resign;
    My gracious Redeemer, my Savior art Thou;
    If ever I love Thee, my Jesus, ’tis now.

    This particular song is on my mind a lot, especially the last line.

    And finally there is the love between a parent and a child. I would like to specify this in the love between our Father (God) and us. There are several verses in the Bible where that is implied, but this is the most expressive one in John 3:16:

    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.

    I lost a child in pregnancy. It was very painful and I still grieve when I think of it, but it is NOTHING compared to what our Father did for us, offering up His only Child in order to save us all. Can you imagine love like that? And that He wants to be our Father too? A Father Who is never too tired to listen to us, Who knows everything about us, knows our thoughts, our innermost secrets..... and He STILL loves us..... and all He wants from us is to accept Jesus, His Son, as our Savior. A small price to pay in order what He has done for us. And with the acceptance of Jesus comes the love of our Father. And isn't that what we all want deep down inside? A Father who is always there for us and to help us wherever He can? No, life does not become easier once you become a Christian, in fact in some ways it becomes more difficult, but the guarantee that He will always back us up, no matter what and that He forgives our sins if we repent, is something worth dying for.
    Comments 6 Comments
    1. lovex's Avatar
      lovex -
      Love is so powerful. Jesus is the only perfect example of love. His actions matched up with His words and that revealed who He was. Thank you for this. Continue to strive for sincere love. Live for the King.
    1. MoreMercy's Avatar
      MoreMercy -
      That was a good meal Mieke, I am full.
      Thank you sweet sister.

      PS: always praying for you and yours.

      : randy
    1. DDGresham1's Avatar
      DDGresham1 -
      Sorry for your loss...thank you for all of the great scripture sister.
    1. Longsufferer's Avatar
      Longsufferer -
      If we could describe love, it would be to care for otherīs welfare before our own, an unselfish care of being moved with compassion.
    1. david's Avatar
      david -
      Love is best! Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13. Praise the Lord for dying for us!
    1. SammeyDW's Avatar
      SammeyDW -
      We all must Remember Job,

      Job 1:13-22 (NLTse )

      13) One day when Job's sons and daughters were feasting at the oldest brother's house,

      14) a messenger arrived at Job's home with this news: "Your oxen were plowing, with the donkeys feeding beside them,

      15) when the Sabeans raided us. They stole all the animals and killed all the farmhands. I am the only one who escaped to tell you."

      16) While he was still speaking, another messenger arrived with this news: "The fire of God has fallen from heaven and burned up your sheep and all the shepherds. I am the only one who escaped to tell you."

      17) While he was still speaking, a third messenger arrived with this news: "Three bands of Chaldean raiders have stolen your camels and killed your servants. I am the only one who escaped to tell you."

      18) While he was still speaking, another messenger arrived with this news: "Your sons and daughters were feasting in their oldest brother's home.

      19) Suddenly, a powerful wind swept in from the wilderness and hit the house on all sides. The house collapsed, and all your children are dead. I am the only one who escaped to tell you."

      20) Job stood up and tore his robe in grief. Then he shaved his head and fell to the ground to worship.

      21) He said, "I came naked from my mother's womb, and I will be naked when I leave. The LORD gave me what I had, and the LORD has taken it away. Praise the name of the LORD!"

      22) In all of this, Job did not sin by blaming God.
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