God requires of us to walk in all His ways
And to love Him.
The greatest commandment is to love,
To love God first and then others (Mark 12:29-31).
All love starts with God.
We love Him because He first loved us (1 john 4:19).
God chose to love us.
We, in turn, are to love others, even strangers.
Never expect to be loved in return.
Sometimes it doesn't happen.
Instead, people may revile and persecute you,
And say all kinds of evil against you falsely
For Christ's sake (Matt. 5:11-12).
"Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God;
And everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.
He who does not love does not know God, for God is love (1 John 4:7-8).
Love is the fulfillment of the law,
The achievement of grace,
And the essence of eternity.
Love covers all.