The Truth that comes from the Gospel message, the greatest attribute we can have is love.
It was written about by the Apostle Paul, in his First Letters to the Corinthians. Paul could believe this statement for himself, because Paul also wrote Romans 8 verses 38 and 39:
v38:”For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers,
V39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing will have the power to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord!”
Paul is speaking about believers here, “That is in Christ, Jesus Our Lord and Our Friend.
Another scripture written by the Apostle John; 1 John 4 verse 18:”There is no fear in love; instead, perfect love drives out fear, because fear involves punishment. So the one who fears has not reached perfection in love.”
There is a song that everybody knows and those of my vintage would have learnt as a child, “Jesus loves me this I know for the Bible tells me so.”.
If people really understood how much that God loves them, and if they would accept His love, in the inner most parts of their lives, they would never allow themselves to be thought badly of. oppressed, and even tormented in any way. we are in a world where a lot of things pass themselves off as love, but they are really just cheap imitations of the real thing.
Real love requires sacrifice, but on the other hand there is nothing that we can do for God, that makes us anymore Loved, than what we already are.
John 3 verses 16: Is probably the best known verse in the Bible, but the comprehension of it is limited because of our understanding of “HOW MUCH GOD DOES LOVE US”
V 16:”For God loved the world in this way: He gave His One and Only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.”
We are to love God back, that we give Him all we are and all we can be, but if we do it out of giving to get, we haven’t given God the love, our love that Our Lord and Our friend wants to receive from us. His Love in unconditional and He wants our love back to Him to be the same.
God so Loved that He gave His best, His One and Only Son and His Love never ever fails. So let our love we give to Him be the best we have. Because we can never out give Our Lord and Our Friend.
O F J.