Posts Tagged ‘Truth and Love’

True Love

April 7, 2017

  1. Mark 12:28-34
  2. Romans 5:1-8
    Romans 5:1-2 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
    1 Therefore, since we are justified (acquitted, declared righteous, and given a right standing with God) through faith, let us [grasp the fact that we] have [the peace of reconciliation to hold and to enjoy] peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One). 2 Through Him also we have [our] access (entrance, introduction) by faith into this grace (state of God’s favor) in which we [firmly and safely] stand. And let us rejoice and exult in our hope of experiencing and enjoying the glory of God.
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    Through faith
    Grasp the fact that
    We have the peace of reconciliation with God

    Through our Lord Jesus Christ
    To hold and to enjoy!
    Let us rejoice in our hope of experiencing
    The love and glory of God!
    Romans 5:1-2,8
    Be joyful in hope-Patient in affliction-Faithful in prayer
    =>You will have courage and rest in safety
    Held in #PerfectPeace !!
    Romans 12:12;Job 11:18;Isaiah 26:3
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  3. Romans 8:31-39
  4. Matthew 22:34-40
  5. Psalm 42:8-11
  6. 1John 4:7-13
  7. 1John 4:14-20
  8. Zephaniah 3:17-20 … The LORD your God is with you, in your midst, The Mighty One, He is mighty to save. He will rejoice over you with gladness{ He takes great delight in you}, He will quiet{renew} you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing. 18 I will gather those who grieve about the appointed feasts— They came from you, O Zion; The reproach of exile is a burden on them. 19 Behold, at that time I will deal with all who afflict you; I will save the lame, And gather those who were driven out; I will appoint them for praise and fame In every land where they were put to shame. 20 At that time I will lead you – at the time I gather you together. Be sure of this! I will make all the nations of the earth respect and admire you when you see me restore you,”  says the Lord.
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    God’s presence quiets/soothes/renews our hearts
    With His love –Zeph 3:17
    Let Him speak an assuring word to your heart –Ps 119:50
    In the shadow of His wings
    In the secret place
    Come and find rest –Ps 91:1
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  9. John 13:34-35
  10. Psalm 136:1-13
  11. Psalm 136:14-26
  12. Deut 10:12-15
  13. Psalm 5:7-12
  14. Psalm 25:1-10
  15. 1Peter 1:3-8
  16. Ephesians 3:14-21 For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name, 16 that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 19 and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God. …
    … 20 Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, 21 to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen.

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    The Lord longs for you to know and experience
    … the fullness of His love
    Christ’s love is wider, longer, higher & deeper
    … than any can imagine!
    His unfailing love is as vast as the heavens
    His faithfulness reaches beyond the clouds{skies} –Ps 36:5
    His steadfast love never ceases
    His mercies never come to an end  –Lam 3:22
    How precious is His loyal love
    His children take refuge{trust}
    In the shadow of His wings. –Ps 36:7
    Praise the Lord He is more than able! To Him be the glory forever!
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    Related:
    How Deep the Father’s Love 
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  17. Galatians 5:1-6
  18. Galatians 5:22-26
  19. 1Peter 4:1-8
  20. 1Peter 3:8-12
  21. Ephesians 4:10-16
  22. Philippians 2:1-11
  23. Colossians 3:8-15
  24. John 14:21-27
  25. John 15:9-13 … Just as the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you; abide in My love. 10 If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love; just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love. 11 These things I have spoken to you so that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full.
    12 “This is My commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.

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    Abide in the Love of Christ
    The Father and the Son will make their home{love}
    with the one who obeys His teachings –Jn 14:23
    Abide in this love and your joy will be full!
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    John 15:4-5 AMPC … Dwell in Me, and I will dwell in you. [Live in Me, and I will live in you.] Just as no branch can bear fruit of itself without abiding in (being vitally united to) the vine, neither can you bear fruit unless you abide in Me. 5 I am the Vine; you are the branches. Whoever lives in Me and I in him bears much (abundant) fruit. However, apart from Me [cut off from vital union with Me] you can do nothing.
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  26. John 15:14-21 You are My friends if you do what I command you. 15 No longer do I call you slaves, for the slave does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you. 16 You did not choose Me but I chose you, and appointed you that you would go and bear fruit, and that your fruit would remain, so that whatever you ask of the Father in My name He may give to you. 17 This I command you, that you love one another.
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    8 “If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated you. 19 If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, because of this the world hates you. 20 Remember the word that I said to you, ‘A slave is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you; if they kept My word, they will keep yours also. 21 But all these things they will do to you for My name’s sake, because they do not know the One who sent Me.
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    Abide in the Love of Christ
    You are not of this world
    Anyone who is a friend of the world
    Makes himself an enemy of God –Ja 4:4
    Because of this the world hates you.
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    Abide in the Love of Christ
    You will bear fruit
    Fruit that is not of this world
    Fruit in keeping with{worthy of} repentance –Mt 3:8
    Fruit for eternal life.
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  27. 1 John 3:1-5See how great a love the Father has bestowed on us, that we would be called children of God; and such we are. For this reason the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. 2 Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has not appeared as yet what we will be. We know that when He appears, we will be like Him, because we will see Him just as He is. 3 And everyone who has this hope fixed on Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.
    4 Everyone who practices sin also practices lawlessness; and sin is lawlessness. 5 You know that He appeared in order to take away sins; and in Him there is no sin.

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    How great is the love the Father has lavished on us
    => that we should be called and counted children of God!
    What a privilege to receive Jesus
    His Son into our hearts and be able to cry
    Abba Father! –Gal 4:6
    The love of a perfect Father –Mt 5:48
    Every good and perfect gift comes from Him! –Ja 1:17
    Remain{Abide in this love} by keeping His word –Jn 15:9-10
    Then you will bear much fruit showing to whom you belong
    Glorifying your Father in heaven. –Jn 15:8

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  28. 1Corinthians 13:1-7 AMP … If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love [for others growing out of God’s love for me], then I have become only a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal [just an annoying distraction]. 2 And if I have the gift of prophecy [and speak a new message from God to the people], and understand all mysteries, and [possess] all knowledge; and if I have all [sufficient] faith so that I can remove mountains, but do not have love [reaching out to others], I am nothing. 3 If I give all my possessions to feed the poor, and if I surrender my body to be burned, but do not have love, it does me no good at all. 4 Love endures with patience and serenity, love is kind and thoughtful, and is not jealous or envious; love does not brag and is not proud or arrogant. 5 It is not rude; it is not self-seeking, it is not provoked [nor overly sensitive and easily angered]; it does not take into account a wrong endured. 6 It does not rejoice at injustice, but rejoices with the truth [when right and truth prevail]. 7 Love bears all things [regardless of what comes], believes all things [looking for the best in each one], hopes all things [remaining steadfast during difficult times], endures all things [without weakening].

  29. 1Corinthians 13:8-13 AMP … Love never fails [it never fades nor ends]. But as for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for the gift of special knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part [for our knowledge is fragmentary and incomplete]. 10 But when that which is complete and perfect comes, that which is incomplete and partial will pass away. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things. 12 For now [in this time of imperfection] we see in a mirror dimly [a blurred reflection, a riddle, an enigma], but then [when the time of perfection comes we will see reality] face to face. Now I know in part [just in fragments], but then I will know fully, just as I have been fully known [by God]. 13 And now there remain: faith [abiding trust in God and His promises], hope [confident expectation of eternal salvation], love [unselfish love for others growing out of God’s love for me], these three [the choicest graces]; but the greatest of these is love.
    The Lord’s love NEVER fails1Cor 13:8
    Never comes to an end!1Cor 13:13
    Abide in His love
    =>Your joy will be made full and complete!Jn 15:9-11
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  30. Romans 12:9-18 Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good. 10 Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor; 11 not lagging behind in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; 12 rejoicing in hope, persevering in tribulation, devoted to prayer, 13 contributing to the needs of the saints, practicing hospitality.
    14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep. 16 Be of the same mind toward one another; do not be haughty in mind, but associate with the lowly. Do not be wise in your own estimation. 17 Never pay back evil for evil to anyone. Respect what is right in the sight of all men. 18 If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men.

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    Sincere love = both turning, separating from evil{hate evil} and clinging to good{fix your mind on good}
    =>Never pay back evil for evil – Bless and do not curse
    =>If possible be at peace with everyone!
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    Related:
    Sincere Love 
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  31. Psalm 136:1-13

More:

  1. 1Corinthians 16:13-14 … Be on the alert, stand firm in the faith, show courage, be strong! Let all that you do be done in love! #BeStrong
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Balancing Truth and Love

May 8, 2016

God is always Love. God is always Truth.

  • God is Love

    1 John 4:16 AMPC … And we know (understand, recognize, are conscious of, by observation and by experience) and believe (adhere to and put faith in and rely on) the love God cherishes for us. God is love, and he who dwells and continues in love dwells and continues in God, and God dwells and continues in him.

    Romans 5:8 AMPC … But God shows and clearly proves His [own] love for us by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One) died for us.

  • God is Truth

    John 14:6 AMPC … Jesus said to him, I am the Way and the Truth and the Life; no one comes to the Father except by (through) Me.

    John 18:37 AMPC … Pilate said to Him, Then You are a King? Jesus answered, You say it! [You speak correctly!] For I am a King. [Certainly I am a King!] This is why I was born, and for this I have come into the world, to bear witness to the Truth. Everyone who is of the Truth [who is a friend of the Truth, who belongs to the Truth] hears and listens to My voice.

Truth and Love are to be balanced

  • Truth aims at Love & shapes how to show Love

    Matthew 22:36-40 NASB … “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” 37 And He said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the great and foremost commandment. 39 The second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets.”

    1 Peter 1:21-23 AMPC … Through Him you believe in (adhere to, rely on) God, Who raised Him up from the dead and gave Him honor and glory, so that your faith and hope are [centered and rest] in God. 22 Since by your obedience to the Truth through the [Holy] Spirit you have purified your hearts for the sincere affection of the brethren, [see that you] love one another fervently from a pure heart.  23 You have been regenerated (born again), not from a mortal origin (seed, sperm), but from one that is immortal by the ever living and lasting Word of God.

    1 John 5:2-3 … AMPC … By this we come to know (recognize and understand) that we love the children of God: when we love God and obey His commands (orders, charges)—[when we keep His ordinances and are mindful of His precepts and His teaching].
    3 For the [true] love of God is this: that we do His commands [keep His ordinances and are mindful of His precepts and teaching]. And these orders of His are not irksome (burdensome, oppressive, or grievous).

  • Love aims at Truth & shows how to speak Truth

    1 Corinthians 13:4-7 NKJV … Love endures long and is patient and kind; love never is envious nor boils over with jealousy, is not boastful or vainglorious, does not display itself haughtily. 5 It is not conceited (arrogant and inflated with pride{puffed up}); it is not rude (unmannerly) and does not act unbecomingly. Love (God’s love in us) does not insist on its own rights or its own way, for it is not self-seeking; it is not touchy or fretful or resentful; it takes no account of the evil done to it [it pays no attention to a suffered wrong]. 6 It does not rejoice at injustice and unrighteousness, but rejoices when right and truth prevail. 7 Love bears up under anything and everything that comes, is ever ready to believe the best of every person, its hopes are fadeless under all circumstances, and it endures everything [without weakening].

    Ephesians 4:15-16 NASB … but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ, 16 from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love.

Problems occur when one is placed “higher”.

  • Truth without Love is “puffed up”

    1 Corinthians 8:1-3 NKJV … Now concerning things offered to idols: We know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but love edifies. 2 And if anyone thinks that he knows anything, he knows nothing yet as he ought to know. 3 But if anyone loves God, this one is known by Him.

  • Love without Truth is “puffed up”

    1 Corinthians 4:6-7 NKJV … Now these things, brethren, I have figuratively transferred to myself and Apollos for your sakes, that you may learn in us not to think beyond what is written, that none of you may be puffed up on behalf of one against the other. 7 For who makes you differ from another? And what do you have that you did not receive? Now if you did indeed receive it, why do you boast as if you had not received it?

 

 

Truth and Biblical Love

May 6, 2016
Without obeying the Truth through the Holy Spirit can there be any real/sincere biblical love for each other? For the Father and the Son?

1 Peter 1:21-23 AMPC … Through Him you believe in (adhere to, rely on) God, Who raised Him up from the dead and gave Him honor and glory, so that your faith and hope are [centered and rest] in God. 22 Since by your obedience to the Truth through the [Holy] Spirit you have purified your hearts for the sincere affection of the brethren, [see that you] love one another fervently from a pure heart.  23 You have been regenerated (born again), not from a mortal origin (seed, sperm), but from one that is immortal by the ever living and lasting Word of God.

From NetBible 1 Pe 1:22

  • NKJV … Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit in sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart
  • BBE … And as you have made your souls clean, being ruled by what is true, and loving one another without deceit, see that your love is warm and from the heart
  • sincere[505] = genuine, without hypocrisy
  • pure[2513] = clean
    – purified by fire
    – like a vine cleansed by pruning and so fitted to bear fruit
    – free from every admixture of what is false, sincere genuine
  • “having purified,” as the preparation for the love described in the second half of the verse.

John 14:6,23-24 … Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. … Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him. He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine but the Father’s who sent Me”.

From NetBible Jn 14:23

  • home[3438] = dwelling place, abode
    * to make an (one’s) abode
    * metaph. of the God the Holy Spirit indwelling believers
    *from Greek[3306] = residence

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Love is to a Standard

April 22, 2015

2 John 1:4-6 AMP
4 I was greatly delighted to find some of your children walking (living) in [the] Truth, just as we have been commanded by the Father [Himself].
5 And now I beg you, lady (Cyria), not as if I were issuing a new charge (injunction or command), but [simply recalling to your mind] the one we have had from the beginning, that we love one another.
6 And what this love consists in is this: that we live and walk in accordance with and guided by His commandments (His orders, ordinances, precepts, teaching). This is the commandment, as you have heard from the beginning, that you continue to walk in love [guided by it and following it].

Notice that the above “love” is to a standard
To walk in love = To walk in His Truth
You can’t walk in love if you are not walking in His Truth!

1 John 2:3-5 NKJV
The Test of Knowing Him
3 Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. 4 He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. 5 But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him.

1 John 5:1-3 NKJV
5 Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves Him who begot also loves him who is begotten of Him. 2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep His commandments. 3 For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome.

Matthew 22:36-40 NKJV
36 “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?”

37 Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”

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