13). What a
LOVE of GOD
is and we can't
others the rightway until we love them with the
LOVE OF GOD
. It is that LOVE that has no selfishness,the
that puts others first, that cares about them more than itself, it is that
thatGod wants us to experience and until a man experiences that
, he will never befulfilled in this life. The
LOVE of God
is the one that Paul talks about in the first book of Corinthians and if our
doesn't have the
he shares on, it is not
at them one by one (we will use one of the simplest bibletranslations - the NLT). Paul says (1 Corinthians 13:4-7) "
Love is PATIENT and KIND
"-meaning it waits
, it is
, willing to
, it isexpressed with
KINDNESS, with CHARITY, offers HOSPITALITY to others
Love isnot JEALOUS or BOASTFUL or PROUD or RUDE
ENVIOUS, it’s notSUSPICIOUS, it’s not ARROGANT, or COCKY or SELF
, it’s not
ABUSIVE, BAD-MANNERED or IMPOLITE
It does not demand its own way. It isnot IRRITABLE, and IT KEEPS NO RECORD OF BEING WRONGED."
- it is not
SELFISH, or EGOCENTRIC, or GREEDY, or SELF-CENTERED, SELF-INDULGENT, SELF-INTERESTED, SELF-SEEKING, STINGY, UNGENEROUS,WRAPPED UP IN ITSELF, it is FORGIVING and FORGETTING, it is MERCIFULand GRACIOUS
It does not rejoice about INJUSTICE but rejoices whenever theTRUTH wins out
it doesn't rejoice in UNFAIRNESS, or OPPRESSION orHYPOCRACY, but it loves the TRUTH and FAIR TREATMENT
NEVER GIVES UP, NEVER LOSES FAITH, is ALWAYS HOPEFUL, and ENDURESTHROUGH EVERY CIRCUMSTANCE.
" O my God, there are just no words to expressthe last part -
LOVE NEVER FAILS, NEVER GIVES UP
we can never GIVE UP on the PEOPLE we LOVE
LOVE would never ALLOW us, we can NEVER LOSE FAITH, when we truly LOVE others
that is why we strive on and on and continue praying and interceding for others because LOVE compels us
. We are always
, hoping for the best by LOVE, and even more it says LOVE "
ENDURES THROUGH EVERYCIRCUMSTANCE
", in fact the Amplified bible puts it this way "
it endures everything[WITHOUT WEAKENING]
is put against the wall,
it grows more and more when it is subjected to CIRCUMSTANCES and put to the test
-and that BROTHERS and SISTERS is the LOVE OF GOD, even God Himself -
try this,replace the word LOVE in 1 Corinthians 13 with GOD and just get a brief revelation of who God is
. If we could experience that kind of LOVE, how awesome the world would be,even Paul prays for the Ephesians, the same prayer I pray for others and myself saying "
you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, HOW WIDE, HOW LONG,
HOW HIGH, AND HOW DEEP HIS LOVE IS. MAY YOU EXPERIENCE THE LOVE OF CHRIST, THOUGH IT IS TOO GREAT TO UNDERSTAND FULLY.
"(Ephesians3:18-19).Our lives are worthless if we have no LOVE, we are DEAD without it, and even John says"
ANYONE WHO DOES NOT LOVE REMAINS IN DEATH.
"(1 John 3:14). The heart thatrefuses to LOVE is the one that will get even a Christian to hell, because as God's childrenwe have been given that ability to
by the Spirit but we close our hearts,
we shut themup
, I didn't even know that could happen until I read John saying "
But whoever has this world's goods, and sees his brother have need, and SHUTS UP HIS HEART OF COMPASSION from him, HOW DWELLS THE LOVE OF GOD IN HIM?
"(1 John 3:17) -
O how can we close our HEARTS
and claim to LOVE GOD, it is said "
For whoever does not love their brother and sister, WHOM THEY HAVE SEEN, CANNOT LOVE GOD,WHOM THEY HAVE NOT SEEN.
"(1 John 4:20). LOVE makes the IMPOSSIBLE possible, since it stirs up FAITH within us because great faith works through love (Galatians