Jesus Words about Love
I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to
those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and
said to him, 'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with
all your soul, and with all your mind.' And the second is like it: 'You
shall love your n
eighbor as yourself. Matthew 22:37-39
God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever
believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.
new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved
you, that you also love one another.
this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one
you love Me, keep My commandments.
who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who
loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest
Myself to him.
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Jesus Christ. It is our prayer that as you read
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Jesus' early life
has been celebrated in song, dance, art and literature from the
beginning of human existence. In fact, it is widely acclaimed as a
major life giving force, and the most powerful of human emotions.
There is no question that we were created to give and receive love.
One just has to look at the instinctive loving interaction between a
newborn and his or her mother. So critical is early bonding, studies
show that children deprived of love early in life have a high
probability for experiencing emotional and social developmental
problems. Love cannot be rationalized nor can it be quantified, yet
we can experience it from the moment of birth. This is because God
is love, and He has placed within our spirits the capacity for
experiencing this emotion He
who does not love does not know God, for God is love
-1 John 4:8. So even though people express love in a myriad
of ways, there are qualities about it that remain constant. Whether
love is between husbands and wives, parents and children, lovers,
relatives and friends, at its core, love is defined by trust,
kindness, understanding, compassion, forgiveness, unselfishness,
patience, and loyalty. Furthermore, love is sustained even in
adverse life situations. Yet sadly there are times when it fails to
hold relationships together. Marriages end in divorce, parents and
children become estranged, siblings turn on each other, friends
become enemies; all results of conflict,
anger, and bitterness. This is the reason Jesus tells us to look to
God as the perfect source of love because from Him only can we learn
to love others unselfishly - "You
shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all
your soul, and with all your mind.'
And the second is like it: 'You shall love your
neighbor as yourself.'
God sent His Son, Jesus Christ to suffer and die on a cross for the
sin of all Mankind, this was the ultimate demonstration of
unconditional love - John 3:17. As we read the gospels, we observe
that Jesus message of Gods infinite love is continuously
echoed throughout His sermons, parables and miracles. In fact, Jesus
sets a high bar for how we must love. Instead of returning evil for
evil, which is our natural instinct, Jesus tells us to love and pray
for those who have wronged us But
I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you
Matthew 5:44. He also commands us to treat others as we want to be
to others as you would have them do to you
Luke 6:31. It is this quality of love that Jesus demonstrated
when He prayed for the men who slapped, whipped and crucified Him
forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing."
23:34. From our human perspective it is not easy to love those who
hate or mistreat us, but Jesus is not appealing to our intellect or
emotions. His words are directed to our spirits where faith resides.
It is faith in Gods power that transforms our hearts from anger
and bitterness to forgiveness and love - Luke 6:35. It is faith that
helps us to love other human beings as we love ourselves Mark
12:31. But this also means that we must first love ourselves
correctly without being self-centered and filled with pride.
not only commands us to love each other, He also challenges us about
the degree to which we must do so But
if you love those who love you, what credit is that to you?
- Luke 6:32. Here, Jesus is making the crucial point that it is easy
to love people who love us; people who treat us kindly and with whom
we share similar values. But the challenge comes with loving people
who are physically or socially different from us or those who are
unkind, insulting, vindictive and hateful. Yes, Jesus is telling us
that we must love them too, and reminds us that God
his sun to shine on evil people and good people. He sends rain on
those who do right and those who dont
His message is to love and respect everyone as human beings created
by God, in spite of their behaviors. This does not mean that we must
like, condone or ignore wrong doing and evil behavior. Instead Jesus
tells us to pray deliver
us from evil-
John, Jesus disciple also asks the question -
for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he
love God whom he has not seen?
1 John 4:20.
Jesus wants us to have the God kind of love that is not arrogant,
prejudiced or judgmental. Thus, the two greatest commandments He
gave us are about love Mark 12: 30-31. He assures us that when
we love God and others as He commanded, our
will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High
Luke 6:35. Furthermore, the world would be a better place because
when we give love, we will receive it in return
the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you
6:38. To His followers, Jesus says that love is the identifying
characteristic - By
this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for
is the embodiment of love
must love God above all others
says that we must love our enemies
must love others as we love ourselves
we give love, we will receive love