Day-by-Day – Day 68 – Love



~John 13:34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.

If we want to learn about love, all we have to do is to turn to the Word which gives us the perfect example of love, Jesus Christ, our Saviour! How can we love as Christ loves?

~1 Corinthians 13:4 Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up.

If every believer lived by this verse, can you imagine the impact Christianity would have on the world today? Paul gave us five attributes of love.

  1. Love is long suffering – patient:  How many times have we snapped at someone we love?  How many times have we been quick to judge?  When we are patient and long suffering, these reactions disappear.
  2. Love is kind:  Kindness doesn’t turn its back on those in need.
  3. Love doesn’t envy:  Envy only breeds contempt.  Therefore, if we begin to envy someone, we will eventually look at them with contempt.
  4. Love doesn’t vaunt itself:  Love doesn’t boast or display itself before all.  Love sits in the background and lets others take the credit.
  5. Love is not puffed up:  Love doesn’t get all puffed up with pride but rather is humble.

Christ taught His disciples how to love by example.  Then He performed the ultimate example and gave His life.

~John 15:13  Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

The Baptist Muse Topsites The Forums at The Baptist Muse - Independent Fundamental Baptist Articles, Downloads, Forums, Topsites, and Much More! The Fundamental Top 500 The Baptist Top 1000

Advertisements

About Maranatha

Desire to be a testimony for the Lord Jesus Christ and to lead others to Him!
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s