LOVE ONE ANOTHER


LOVE ONE ANOTHER

Song of Songs 8:7 (NKJV) Many waters cannot quench love, nor can the floods drown it. If a man would give for love all the wealth of his house, it would be utterly despised.

Song of Songs 8:7 (TLB) Many waters cannot quench the flame of love, neither can the floods drown it. If a man tried to buy it with everything he owned, he couldn’t do it.”

Love.  We hear it spoken over and over by so many, yet we wonder, do people really know what love is?  One minute we are saying, “I love you,” and the next we are saying, “I cannot stand you.”  You see, love is from God, and really, God is Love.  To truly understand love, we have to come to a place of seeing Who God is.  God is all-giving.  His love is an all-giving love.

As today’s verse states, we cannot buy love with all the wealth that we have.  You know you cannot buy God.  But when we freely receive from Him and let His very being flow from us, it will bless those around us, and this hurting world.  God wants to show Himself to humanity, and the way that He does it is through us.  When people look at us and we say that we are Christians, they say, “Ok, this is what God must be like, because these are the ones that are following Him.”

You represent the God of the universe!  You are the only picture of God that many people are ever going to see.  In John 13:35 it says, “By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”  Love is what lets others know that we are Christians.  Love is the mark of a Christian.  I read this the other day, and it shows that even the early church knew the power of love:

“She walked into the Roman arena where the wild beasts awaited her. She trembled, not from fear, but from joy. Her name was Vibia Perpetua. She was just 22, a young mother, singing hymns as the crowd jeered and a lion, leopard and wild cow encircled her.

One of the beasts attacked, hurling her to the ground. She covered an exposed thigh with her bloody robe to preserve her modesty, and groped in the dust for her hairpin so she could fix her disheveled hair.

And when a Roman executioner approached Perpetua with a sword, her last words before collapsing were aimed at her Christian companions: “Stand fast in the faith, and love you all one another, and do not let our sufferings be a stumbling block to you.”

Let us be like her.  Let us “love you all one another!”

CONFESSION: I make a quality decision today to walk the love walk, and to show God to others through my life.

Today’s Bible Reading

2 Samuel 20:14-2 Samuel 21

Acts 1

Psalms 121

Proverbs 16:18

Bible in a Year: 365-Day Reading Plan : English | King James Version (KJV)

Today’s Bible reading from Old Testament : 2 Samuel 3:22-39, 2 Samuel 4, 2 Samuel 5:1-5

Today’s Bible reading from New Testament : Acts 1:1-22

Today’s Bible reading from Psalms and Proverbs: Psalm 69:13-28

Bible in a Year: 365-Day Reading Plan : English | New Living Translation (NLT)

Today’s Bible reading from Old Testament : 2 Samuel 3:22-39, 2 Samuel 4, 2 Samuel 5:1-5

Today’s Bible reading from New Testament : Acts 1:1-22

Today’s Bible reading from Psalms and Proverbs: Psalm 69:13-28