Thursday, November 5, 2020

How are We to Love?

 

Scripture tells us how to love.

How God loved.

How Jesus loved.

How we are to love.

How God loves us.

16 For God so loved the world, 

that he gave his only begotten Son, 

that whosoever believeth in him 

should not perish, 

but have everlasting life.

John 3:16 

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8 But God commendeth his love toward us, 

in that, 

while we were yet sinners, 

Christ died for us.

Romans 5:8 

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3 The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, 

saying, 

Yea, 

I have loved thee with an everlasting love: 

therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.

Jeremiah 31:3 

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4 But God, 

who is rich in mercy, 

for his great love wherewith he loved us,

5 Even when we were dead in sins, 

hath quickened us together with Christ, 

(by grace ye are saved;)

Ephesians 2:4-5 

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How the Father loves the Son.

17 Therefore doth my Father love me, 

because I lay down my life, 

that I might take it again.

John 10:17 

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17 And lo a voice from heaven, 

saying, 

This is my beloved Son, 

in whom I am well pleased.

Matthew 3:17 

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How Jesus loves us.

(His whole ministry is about LOVE -- teaching us to love God, ourselves, and others.)

11 I am the good shepherd: 

the good shepherd giveth his life 

for the sheep.

John 10:11 

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10 The thief cometh not, 

but for to steal, 

and to kill, 

and to destroy: 

I am come that they might have life, 

and that they might have it 

more abundantly.

John 10:10 

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28 And I give unto them eternal life; 

and they shall never perish, 

neither shall any man pluck them 

out of my hand.

John 10:28 

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How Jesus loves the Father.

31 But that the world may know 

that I love the Father; 

and as the Father gave me commandment, 

even so I do.

John 14:31 

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38 For I came down from heaven, 

not to do mine own will, 

but the will of him that sent me.

John 6:38 

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How to love Jesus.

15 If ye love me, 

keep my commandments.

John 14:15 

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19 We love him, 

because he first loved us.

1 John 4:19 

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How to love God.

5 Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ 

is born of God: 

and every one that loveth him that begat 

lhim also that is begotten of him.

2 By this we know that we love the children of God, 

when we love God, 

and keep his commandments.

3 For this is the love of God, 

that we keep his commandments: 

and his commandments are not grievous.

1 John 5:1-3 

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Jesus' commandments on love.

34 But when the Pharisees had heard 

that he had put the Sadducees to silence, 

they were gathered together.

35 Then one of them, which was a lawyer, 

asked him a question, 

tempting him, 

and saying,

36 Master, 

which is the great commandment in the law?

37 Jesus said unto him, 

Thou shalt love the Lord thy God 

with all thy heart, 

and with all thy soul, 

and with all thy mind.

38 This is the first and great 

commandment.

39 And the second is like unto it, 

Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

40 On these two commandments 

hang all the law and the prophets.

Matthew 22:34-40 

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12 This is my commandment, 

That ye love one another, 

as I have loved you.

13 Greater love hath no man than this, 

that a man lay down his life for his friends.

John 15:12-13 

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How to love others.

18 Thou shalt not avenge, 

nor bear any grudge 

against the children of thy people, 

but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: 

I am the Lord.

Leviticus 19:18 

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22 Now when Jesus heard these things, 

he said unto him, 

Yet lackest thou one thing: 

sell all that thou hast, 

and distribute unto the poor, 

and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: 

and come, 

follow me.

Luke 18:22 

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17 A friend loveth at all times, 

and a brother is born for adversity.

Proverbs 17:17 

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27 But I say unto you which hear, 

Love your enemies, 

do good to them which hate you,

28 Bless them that curse you, 

and pray for them which despitefully use you.

29 And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek 

offer also the other; 

and him that taketh away thy cloak 

forbid not to take thy coat also.

30 Give to every man that asketh of thee; 

and of him that taketh away thy goods 

ask them not again.

31 And as ye would that men should do to you, 

do ye also to them likewise.

32 For if ye love them which love you, 

what thank have ye? 

for sinners also love those that love them.

33 And if ye do good to them which do good to you, 

what thank have ye? 

for sinners also do even the same.

34 And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, 

what thank have ye? 

for sinners also lend to sinners, 

to receive as much again.

35 But love ye your enemies, 

and do good, 

and lend, 

hoping for nothing again; 

and your reward shall be great, 

and ye shall be the children of the Highest: 

for he is kind unto the unthankful 

and to the evil.

36 Be ye therefore merciful, 

as your Father also is merciful.

37 Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: 

condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: 

forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:

38 Give, and it shall be given unto you; 

good measure, 

pressed down, 

and shaken together, 

and running over, 

shall men give into your bosom. 

For with the same measure that ye mete withal 

it shall be measured to you again.

Luke 6:27-38 

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12 Hatred stirreth up strifes: 

but love covereth all sins.

Proverbs 10:12 

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22 Wives, 

submit yourselves unto your own husbands, 

as unto the Lord.

23 For the husband is the head of the wife, 

even as Christ is the head of the church: 

and he is the saviour of the body.

24 Therefore as the church is subject 

unto Christ, 

so let the wives be to their own husbands 

in every thing.

25 Husbands, 

love your wives, 

even as Christ also loved the church, 

and gave himself for it;

26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it 

with the washing of water 

by the word,

27 That he might present it to himself 

a glorious church, 

not having spot, 

or wrinkle, 

or any such thing; 

but that 

it should be holy 

and without blemish.

28 So ought men to love their wives 

as their own bodies. 

He that loveth his wife loveth himself.

29 For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; 

but nourisheth and cherisheth it, 

even as the Lord the church:

30 For we are members of his body, 

of his flesh, 

and of his bones.

31 For this cause shall a man leave his father 

and mother, 

and shall be joined unto his wife, 

and they two shall be one flesh.

32 This is a great mystery: 

but I speak concerning Christ 

and the church.

33 Nevertheless let every one of you in particular 

so love his wife even as himself; 

and the wife see that she reverence 

her husband.

Ephesians 5:22-33 

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What distinguishes disciples of Jesus.

35 By this shall all men know 

that ye are my disciples, 

if ye have love one to another.

John 13:35 

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Additional reading:

"God's LOVE"


Updated 22 January 2022


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