"Give Thanks To Jehovah, For He is Good"
Psalm 106:1
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Thursday, August 8, 2013


I gotta love these two kids, with their chocolate mustaches!

Listed first among the fruitage of God's spirit is LOVE.
 All  the necessary qualities of God's spirit, 
would not benefit us, in fact would not be possible without love. 
(1 Corinthians 13:1-3, 7, 8, 13; Galatians 5:22, 23)

Love is the key Christian quality!
Who should be the object of this love?
Jesus tells us: 
"He said to him: 'You must love Jehovah your God with your whole heart
 and with your whole soul and with your whole mind.
This is the greatest and first commandment. 
The second, like it, is this, 'Your must love your neighbor as yourself.'"
-Matthew 22:37-39

For a follower of Jesus, love goes even further 
notice Jesus' words:
"However, I say to you: Continue to love your enemies and to pray for those persecuting you; 
that you may prove yourselves sons of your Father who is in the heavens,
since he makes this sun rise upon the wicked people and good
and makes it rain upon righteous people and unrighteous."
-Matthew 5:44, 45

God's Kingdom by means of Christ Jesus is based on "the kingly law" of love. (James 2:8) God's chief quality is love, and must be imitated by his servants.
"God is love" -1 John 4:8, 16

When we imitate Jehovah's love in our dealings with others, joy or happiness follows. 
Yes, Love generates Joy!

1 comment:

Pedaling said...

very true.

The first and greatest commandment...Love the Lord thy God..the 2nd is like unto it...Love thy neighbor as thyself.

Once we figure this one out, all the other commandments and values, traits, and things that are good in life come naturally.