Friday, February 05 2021
Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. I Corinthians 13:4-7
Love is the gift that keeps on giving and motivates us to not only be like Jesus but to do that which He did while on the earth! There are various forms of love: brotherly love, erotic love and emotional love which many times is just infatuation of the flesh that leads to a soul tie.
God's agape love supersedes all other forms of love and it is the most powerful gift there is and it will absolutely change your life and your spiritual worldview! Humans grow up holding grudges, unforgiveness and bitterness in a dog eat dog world where an eye for an eye is the norm, but when the Holy Spirit comes in with God's agape love all things become new and begin to change our minds and heart towards others!
Love is the key to eternal life, loving God with all of our heart, mind and soul and our neighbor is the highest form of love, without which we cannot be saved! Salvation is a love relationship with God and as it grows it empowers us to love others even as much as we love ourselves!
And behold, a certain lawyer stood up and tested Him, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” He said to him, “What is written in the law? What is your reading of it?” So he answered and said, “ ‘You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind,’ and ‘your neighbor as yourself.’ ” And He said to him, “You have answered rightly; do this and you will live.” Luke 10:25-28
Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin