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Love…a call to action

February 15, 2011

Today the American culture has celebrated a day for love.

Love is most often referred to as an emotion, a feeling, a thought, a belief.

Scripture presents a different view of love. Love is a call to action.

One of the most well-known verses in scripture tells us, – –

“For God so loved the world that … ” (John 3:16)

Love moved God to action.

Love should move us to action.

“And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” (Matthew 22:39)

Loving others should not be about how we want to love, but about how they need us to love.

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. (John 13:34)

“Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.” (1 John 4:11)

“We love because he first loved us.” (1 John 4:19)

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.” (1 Corinthians 13:4-8)

Where is God asking you to love in an active and tangible way?

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