so that only together with us would they be made perfect.
Hold onto that hope today.
God didn’t give to one and not to you.
God gives those who are suffering comfort and peace.
God is with you.
God promises that one day, he will make it right.
We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus,so that the life of Jesusmay also be revealed in our body.
Through Christians, love should be evident. Love should be the opposite of what people deserve because God loved the world despite what it deserved.
Here is what love is:
Here is what love is not:
Dishonoring of others.
God tells us this:
If it were possible, if one understands all the hidden mysteries of life, have all the knowledge that exists, execute enough faith to move a mountain, give everything they own to the poor, and sacrifice their body to death, but if they did not love, they are nothing.
We would say aren’t all these things proof of my love?
According to God, apparently not.
We can do all kinds of things for God and in the name of God, but not really love.
Love costs us something. It requires we treat others the way we want to be treated.
We can spin it however we want but God knows our heart.
The two greatest commandments:
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment.”
“The second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.”
God wants us to love him and love our neighbor.
The way we do this is we are patient, kind, protective, trusting, hopeful, and persevering.
The way we do not do this is when we are prideful, jealous, arrogant, demanding, dishonoring, self-seeking, and easily angered.
When the world looks at Christians, this is what they should see. We are lights in the world. We represent God’s love for the world.