Earmark to Increase: The Love of God

Sunday May 23, 2010

I John 3:13-18 tells us to love in deed and in truth. Faith without action is dead. We must do His commandments, which are to believe in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and to love one another. I Thess. 3:8-13 … and may the Lord make you increase and abound in love to one another … so that He may establish your hearts blameless in holiness at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. In Phil. 1:8 Paul prayed that our love may abound in all knowledge and discernment. Ask yourself: “Am I still teachable?” (Prov. 1:5) John 13:34, 35. In the same way God loves and forgives us, so we need to love and see other believers. We are to be imitators of God as children, walking in love (Eph. 5:1, 2). Selfishness stops love from flowing and keeps us from serving God and opening our mouth for Him.