LOVE – our response to God

Augustine wrote: ‘The single desire that dominated my search for delight was simply to love and to be loved.’ Nothing warms the heart of parents more than to hear their children or grandchildren voluntarily say, “I love you.” And God wants the same thing...

LOVE – our enemies

Our imitation of God’s love to our neighbours in itself can be a difficult thing, but “Love your enemies” that’s one of the greatest challenges in life. Even though, God may define some people as enemies, He says that we are to treat them as friends.  But how can we...

LOVE – for others

Our imitation of God’s love must also be seen in our love for others. John makes this very clear ‘Beloved, if God has loved us, we also ought to love on another’ (1 John 4:11). In fact, the Bible makes it clear that, our love for others inside the fellowship of...

LOVE – for God

It is one of the most amazing facts in the Bible that just as God’s love involves giving of himself to make us happy and give us joy, so we in return can give of ourselves and actually bring joy to God’s heart. Isaiah promises God’s people ‘as a bridegroom rejoices...

LOVE – attribute of God shown to people

A.W. Pink: Christ died not in order to make God love us, but because He did love His people. Calvary is the supreme demonstration of Divine love. Whenever you are tempted to doubt the love of God, Christian reader, go back to Calvary. Love, as well as being an...

LOVE – attribute of God seen in the Trinity

Hopefully by now, you have a much better understanding of what the Bible is talking about, when it uses the word love. It’s not talking about having affection for something, like we would like a pizza, a chair or a football club. It’s not talking about ‘falling in...

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