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What about Love?
July 9, 2010
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Leviticus 19:18 Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself:

John 15:17 These things I command you, that ye love one another.

Colossians 2:2 That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ;

Proverbs 17:9 He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth [very] friends.

Proverbs 10:12 Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.

Proverbs 24:17 Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, and let not thine heart be glad when he stumbleth:

Romans 16:19 For your obedience is come abroad unto all [men]. I am glad therefore on your behalf: but yet I would have you wise unto that which is good, and simple concerning evil.

1 Corinthians 10:24 Let no man seek his own, but every man another's [wealth].

2 Corinthians 1:12 For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward.

2 Corinthians 1:13 For we write none other things unto you, than what ye read or acknowledge; and I trust ye shall acknowledge even to the end;

2 Corinthians 1:14 As also ye have acknowledged us in part, that we are your rejoicing, even as ye also [are] ours in the day of the Lord Jesus.

2 Corinthians 1:15 And in this confidence I was minded to come unto you before, that ye might have a second benefit;

2 Corinthians 1:16 And to pass by you into Macedonia, and to come again out of Macedonia unto you, and of you to be brought on my way toward Judaea.

2 Corinthians 1:17 When I therefore was thus minded, did I use lightness? or the things that I purpose, do I purpose according to the flesh, that with me there should be yea yea, and nay nay?

2 Corinthians 1:18 But [as] God [is] true, our word toward you was not yea and nay.

2 Corinthians 1:19 For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us, [even] by me and Silvanus and Timotheus, was not yea and nay, but in him was yea.

2 Corinthians 1:20 For all the promises of God in him [are] yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.

2 Corinthians 1:21 Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, [is] God;

2 Corinthians 1:22 Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.

2 Corinthians 1:23 Moreover I call God for a record upon my soul, that to spare you I came not as yet unto Corinth.

2 Corinthians 1:24 Not for that we have dominion over your faith, but are helpers of your joy: for by faith ye stand.

2 Timothy 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

1 John 4:12 No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.

1 John 4:16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.

Philippians 1:9 And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and [in] all judgment;

Philippians 2:2 Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, [being] of one accord, of one mind.

Romans 5:5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.

Romans 13:9 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 thy neighbour as thyself.

Luke 6:31 And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.

Galatians 5:13 For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only [use] not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.

Matthew 5:41 And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.

Matthew 5:42 Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.

Matthew 5:43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.

Matthew 5:44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

Matthew 5:45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

Matthew 5:46 For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?

Matthew 5:47 And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more [than others]? do not even the publicans so?

Hebrews 13:1 Let brotherly love continue.

Hebrews 13:2 Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.

Hebrews 13:3 Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; [and] them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.

Ephesians 5:2 And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.

2 Timothy 1:13 Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.

1 John 3:16 Hereby perceive we the love [of God], because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down [our] lives for the brethren.

1 John 3:17 But whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels [of compassion] from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?

1 John 3:18 My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.

1 John 3:19 And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him.

Ephesians 3:17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,

Ephesians 3:18 May be able to comprehend with all saints what [is] the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;

Ephesians 3:19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.

Luke 6:32 For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them.

Luke 6:33 And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same.

Luke 6:34 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.

Luke 6:35 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.

Romans 5:7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.

Philemon 1:16 Not now as a servant, but above a servant, a brother beloved, specially to me, but how much more unto thee, both in the flesh, and in the Lord?

Philemon 1:17 If thou count me therefore a partner, receive him as myself.

Philemon 1:18 If he hath wronged thee, or oweth [thee] ought, put that on mine account;

Philemon 1:19 I Paul have written [it] with mine own hand, I will repay [it]: albeit I do not say to thee how thou owest unto me even thine own self besides.

Philemon 1:20 Yea, brother, let me have joy of thee in the Lord: refresh my bowels in the Lord.

Philemon 1:21 Having confidence in thy obedience I wrote unto thee, knowing that thou wilt also do more than I say.

Romans 15:1 We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves.

2 Corinthians 2:1 But I determined this with myself, that I would not come again to you in heaviness.

2 Corinthians 2:2 For if I make you sorry, who is he then that maketh me glad, but the same which is made sorry by me?

2 Corinthians 2:3 And I wrote this same unto you, lest, when I came, I should have sorrow from them of whom I ought to rejoice; having confidence in you all, that my joy is [the joy] of you all.

2 Corinthians 2:4 For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote unto you with many tears; not that ye should be grieved, but that ye might know the love which I have more abundantly unto you.

2 Corinthians 2:5 But if any have caused grief, he hath not grieved me, but in part: that I may not overcharge you all.

2 Corinthians 2:6 Sufficient to such a man [is] this punishment, which [was inflicted] of many.

2 Corinthians 2:7 So that contrariwise ye [ought] rather to forgive [him], and comfort [him], lest perhaps such a one should be swallowed up with overmuch sorrow.

2 Corinthians 2:8 Wherefore I beseech you that ye would confirm [your] love toward him.

2 Corinthians 2:9 For to this end also did I write, that I might know the proof of you, whether ye be obedient in all things.

2 Corinthians 6:4 But in all [things] approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,

2 Corinthians 6:5 In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings;

2 Corinthians 6:6 By pureness, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy
Ghost, by love unfeigned,

Galatians 6:2 Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.

Colossians 1:28 Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:

1 Thessalonians 3:12 And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all [men], even as we [do] toward you:

1 Timothy 1:5 Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and [of] a good conscience, and [of] faith unfeigned:

1 John 2:5 But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.

1 John 4:7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.

Romans 13:10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love [is] the fulfilling of the law.

“Living backwards!” Alice repeated in great
astonishment. “I never heard of such a thing!”
“—but there’s one great advantage in it, that one’s
memory works both ways.”
— Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass

July 9, 2010
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Love not of the flesh but of the spirit and the acts of love, I.e. selflessness, charity, as a basis for a religion was a different concept especially in what is now Europe and Northern Africa when Christianity was born. Had everyone accepted the basic "love thy neighbor as thyself" the world would be more peaceful.

July 9, 2010
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sandra,
Most of those verses are written concerning the love between and of the brethren. You probably only needed to write one verse;

Matthew 5:44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

This verse makes it pretty clear that we should be loving everybody not just those who love us. However, as you know, it is not our love that saves, it is the blood of Jesus Christ that saves.

July 9, 2010
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I was hoping to see 1 Corinthians 13. Some of my favorite verses. Paul's exhortation on love is read from the bible in a lot of wedding ceremonies.

4Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

13And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

Every one who is seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that a spirit is manifest in the laws of the Universe-a spirit vastly superior to that of man. - Albert Einstein

July 9, 2010
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"Rollin_Round" wrote: Love not of the flesh but of the spirit and the acts of love, I.e. selflessness, charity, as a basis for a religion was a different concept especially in what is now Europe and Northern Africa when Christianity was born. Had everyone accepted the basic "love thy neighbor as thyself" the world would be more peaceful.

Oh it really would, yet we hold expectations of others not of Love.
Many times we first have to evaluate how worthy others are of our 'love',
when they are deserving and when they are not- people that stick to those
specific teachings are still holding on to alot of ourselves. Sometimes thats just fine,
as we can only do what we are capable of lest we be like eaus and sell our birthright.

“Living backwards!” Alice repeated in great
astonishment. “I never heard of such a thing!”
“—but there’s one great advantage in it, that one’s
memory works both ways.”
— Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass

July 9, 2010
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"qmark" wrote: sandra,
Most of those verses are written concerning the love between and of the brethren. You probably only needed to write one verse;

Matthew 5:44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

This verse makes it pretty clear that we should be loving everybody not just those who love us. However, as you know, it is not our love that saves, it is the blood of Jesus Christ that saves.

Those verses I randomly entered, everything turns out good when it is random.
Thanks for the extra note, we should find every verse we can about love and add it, by the time we are done, the whole of scripture will be in here. 😉

“Living backwards!” Alice repeated in great
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“—but there’s one great advantage in it, that one’s
memory works both ways.”
— Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass

July 9, 2010
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"frrostedman" wrote: I was hoping to see 1 Corinthians 13. Some of my favorite verses. Paul's exhortation on love is read from the bible in a lot of wedding ceremonies.

4Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

13And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

Great addition, the fact that specific part of scripture was missing, I'll take the clue, there is clearly something in there for me that I need to renew. I humbly accept. Add any more that we happen to come by guys...

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“—but there’s one great advantage in it, that one’s
memory works both ways.”
— Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass

July 9, 2010
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When I saw that they were not acting in line with the truth of the gospel, I said to Peter in front of them all, "You are a Jew, yet you live like a Gentile and not like a Jew. How is it, then, that you force Gentiles to follow Jewish customs?

Acts 10:28 And he said to them, "You yourselves know how unlawful it is for a man who is a Jew to associate with a foreigner or to visit him; and yet God has shown me that I should not call any man unholy or unclean.

- If God is love, how can we not see him as Love, is it because we are not as loving that we believe God being love is partial? Is it as well, that at times even if we want to be all loving, we simply have the wisdom to understand what others will accept and what they will not.
At times to offer love and act out of love, we do not appear to be all loving, or at times it wont be accepted, same with the word of God. How easy is it truly to accept unconditional love? If we cannot accept all of Gods love, we cannot accept all of anothers, and when we are made perrfect in love, is there a place we can go that will not be perfected? Are we more limitlessly unbound by appearances so that we may do his will? To shapeshift into what needs refining through the cornerstone which is Christ? Just some thoughts of mine on the day, and I'll keep adding.

“Living backwards!” Alice repeated in great
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“—but there’s one great advantage in it, that one’s
memory works both ways.”
— Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass

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Now I've got this old song stuck in my head.

"Look at me, I'm Sandra D. ...."

It was from the movie Grease. I think Olivia Newton John sang it.

*ahem*

Anyway....

Sandra, you've reminded me of my initial concept of love, immediately following my rebirth into the Christian family. I imagined that all love that ever existed had its origin in God. So God bestowed love upon us and without that gift we wouldn't know it or experience it (we'd be animal-like). So it followed in my mind that any love we share with one another, we do so only because of that gift from God, and we owe God a debt of gratitude for it.

Some of my first prayers to God, ever, talked about God giving us the gift of His love and how I want to freely give it back to Him as much as I can.

I suppose since we are such flawed creatures, all of us... we couldn't possibly give God the kind of love back, that He gave to us. But we can sure try!

Every one who is seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that a spirit is manifest in the laws of the Universe-a spirit vastly superior to that of man. - Albert Einstein

July 9, 2010
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Im glad you could share some of your own revelations.
Most of mine I do not share at this time with people,
because it would not do any good right now.

And I really enjoy that sandra d song, self indulgement is needed at times. :mrgreen:

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