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- As of this posting, we are doing a love series on the BCU Periscope channel. I felt led to share a few thoughts on what God taught us about this first-fruit according to 1 Corinthians 13.
- We often learn about love through what we see and experience, versus studying the Word of God.
- God has specifically outlined how we are to love EVERYONE.
- Our love should never be “sometimey”, obligatory, noisy or hollow.
- There is no Scripture that supports love merit or fluctuation.
- Showing agape love is not always easy, but is required part of our walk with Christ.
43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.
44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.
46 For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?
47 And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?
48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
I Corinthians 13:1-2
1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.
3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.
So what are your thoughts on our topic-du-jour? What resonated with you about love? How do you keep the love flowing consistently? Is it a challenge? I know the Lord showed me some areas I have to do better in. What about you? Please head to the comments section below and let’s chat some more!
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