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Love is the answer, the answer is Love!!
If you have questions about love, look to God’s Word. The answer is found
in 1 John 4:7-21 where it speaks of God’s loving nature. Love is not merely
an attribute of God, it is part of his very makeup. God is not merely loving;
He IS love. God alone loves in the completeness and perfection of love.
Love comes from God. He is its source. And since God is love then we, his
followers, who are born of God, will also love. God loves us, so we must
love one another. A true Christian, one saved by love and filled with God’s
love, must live in love toward God and others.
In this section of Scripture, we learn that brotherly love is our response to
God’s love. The Lord teaches us how to show His love to others, to our
friends, family, and even our enemies. God’s love is unconditional; His love
is very different from human love that we experience with one another
because it is not based on feelings. He doesn’t love us because we please
him. He loves us simply because He is love.
Love is not only the answer, it is the true test of Christianity. The character
of God is rooted in love. We receive God’s love in our relationship with Him.
We experience God’s love in our relationships with others. If you truly
receive God’s love, then you must truly also love God and others in return.
Like the old song says, “oh you don’t love God, if you don’t love your
God’s love is a gift. God’s love is a life-giving, energizing force. This love
was demonstrated in Jesus Christ: “As the Father has loved me, so have I
loved you. Abide in my love” (John 15:9). When we receive God’s love, we
are enabled through that love to love others. LOVE IS THE ANSWER!! In
His Word, Love, and Power, Pastor Lynn