Friday, November 14, 2014


Love is one of the words that we probably all have some variations in our personal definitions.  We know when we feel love and the joy that it brings to our lives.  Lets take a look at some Bible verses on love.

Mark 12:31

The second is this: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no commandment greater than these."

Luke 6:35

But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.

Romans 13:10

Love does no harm to its neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.

1 Corinthians 13:4-8

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.  Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.

1 Corinthians 13:13

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

Ephesians 4:2

Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.
Alright lets take a look at just the few verses above on love.  We learn very quickly that we are to love others such as our neighbors and even our enemies.  That's not an easy thing to do but God gives us directions in how we are to love others.  In Romans 13:10 it says love does no harm to it's neighbor and in 1 Corinthians(13) basically the chapter what love is and how great love is.  To finish up we are to bear with one another in love.  I read that in my head to say to overlook flaws in love.  My opinion and not a fact.
So as you get up today I ask you...are you loving as God has commanded us to love?  Are you struggling to show love to someone who doesn't treat you that well?  Pray to God and ask Him for strength.  Ask God how you can show love to the people in your life that aren't so easy to love.  Because without love we are really missing the point in our faith.