Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Receive Love and Give Love

The greatest love that we receive is the love of God.

"In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him." (1 John 4:9)

We receive God's love when we receive Jesus as our Lord and Savior.

"But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name". (John 1:12)

After we have experienced God’s love, we then learn to give love.

"Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God." (1 John 4:7)

God’s love enables us to love our brothers and sisters in Christ. 

God's love enables us to love our enemies.

"But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you." (Matt. 5:44)

We are able to give love to others because God first loves us.

"Receive love. Give love." Make it our goal today.

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