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THE LOVE OF GOD

THE GREATEST
"And now abides faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love."
1 Cor 13:13

A NEW COMMANDMENT
"A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this shall all men know that you are my disciples, if you have love one to another."
John 13:34,35

LOVE YOUR ENEMIES
"You have heard that it was said, "You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' 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 despitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet your brethren only, what do you do more than others? Do not even the tax collectors do so? Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.
Matt 5:43-48

"Woe to you when all men speak well of you, for their fathers used to treat the false prophets in the same way. "But I say to you who hear, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. "Whoever hits you on the cheek, offer him the other also; and whoever takes away your coat, do not withhold your shirt from him either. "Give to everyone who asks of you, and whoever takes away what is yours, do not demand it back. "Treat others the same way you want them to treat you. "If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. "If you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. "If you lend to those from whom you expect to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners in order to receive back the same amount. "But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for He Himself is kind to ungrateful and evil men. "Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.
Luke 6:26-36

LOVE GOD AND YOUR NEIGHBOR
And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength: this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, You shall love your neighbour as yourself. There is none other commandment greater than these.
Mark 12:29-31

THE GREATEST GIFT
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
John 3:16

NO GREATER LOVE
This is my commandment, That you love one another, as I have loved you. Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends, if you do whatsoever I command you.
John 14:12-14

But God commends his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Rom 5:8

OWE NOTHING BUT LOVE
Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loves another has fulfilled the law. For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love your neighbour as yourself. Love works no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.
Rom 13:8-10

AS A BELIEVER THE LOVE OF GOD IS IN YOU
"Such hope never disappoints or deludes or shames us, for God's love has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit Who has been given to us."
Rom 5:5

SINCERE LOVE
Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good.
Rom 12:9

THE POWER TO LOVE IS AVAILABLE (GOD'S GRACE) - IF WE ASK FOR IT

"But He gives us more and more grace (power of the Holy Spirit, to meet this evil tendency and all others fully). That is why He says, God sets Himself against the proud and haughty, but gives grace [continually] to the lowly (those who are humble enough to receive it)."
James 4:6(Amplified Bible)

HOW TO LOVE OTHERS
I ENDURE LONG
I AM PATIENT
I AM KIND
I AM NOT ENVIOUS
I DO NOT BOAST
I AM NOT RUDE
I AM NOT SELFISH
I AM NOT TOUCHY
I AM NOT RESENTFUL

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