Friday, January 11, 2008

WHO IS LOVE?

1ST JOHN 4:7-12 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son [to be] the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another. No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.

ELEVEN DESCRIPTIONS OF LOVE
ST JOHN 13:34
1. A Commandment
A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
ROMANS 5:5
2. Shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Spirit
And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
ROMANS 13:10
3. Fulfilling of the law
Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love [is] the fulfilling of the law.
1ST CORINTHIANS 13:1-4
4. The catalyst that gives meaning to:
A. Speaking in tongues
B. Prophesying
C. Understanding
D. Faith
E. Charitable works
F. Self sacrifice
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. 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. 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.
1ST CORINTHIANS 13:4
5. Is kind
Charity suffereth long, [and] is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
1ST CORINTIANS 13:13
6. Greater than faith
And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these [is] charity.
7. Greater than hope
And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these [is] charity.
GALATIANS 5:22
8. Is the fruit of the Spirit
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
COLOSSIANS 3:14
9. The bond of perfectness
And above all these things [put on] charity, which is the bond of perfectness.
1ST JOHN 4:7
10. Is of God
Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
2ND JOHN 1:6
11. Living according to God's commandments
And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it.
NINE THINGS THAT LOVE DOES
1ST CORINTHIANS 13:4
1. Suffers long
Charity suffereth long, [and] is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
1ST CORINTHIANS 13:6
2. Rejoices in truth
Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;
1ST CORINTHIANS 13:7
3. Bears all things
Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
4. Believes all things
Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
5. Hopes all things
Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
6. Endureth all things
Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
1ST CORINTHIANS 13:13
7. Abides now
And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these [is] charity.
1ST PETER 4:8
8. Covers a multitude of sins
And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.
1ST JOHN 4:18
9. Casts out fear
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
THREE THINGS THAT LOVE IS NOT
1ST CORINTIANS 13:4
1. Not envious
Charity suffereth long, [and] is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
2. Not puffed up
Charity suffereth long, [and] is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
1ST CORINTHIANS 13:5
3. Not easily provoked
Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
SEVEN THINGS THAT LOVE DOES NOT DO
1ST CORINTHIANS 13:4

1. Does not vaunt itself
Charity suffereth long, [and] is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
1ST CORINTHIANS 13:5
2. Does not behave unseemly
Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
3. Does not seek its own
Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
4. Thinks no evil
Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
1ST CORINTHIANS 13:6
5. Does not rejoice in iniquity
Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;
1ST CORINTHIANS 13:8
6. Never fails
Charity never faileth: but whether [there be] prophecies, they shall fail; whether [there be] tongues, they shall cease; whether [there be] knowledge, it shall vanish away.
ROMANS 13:10
7. Works no ill to his neighbour
Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love [is] the fulfilling of the law.

GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME...

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