There is nothing greater than love in this life nor in the life to come because God is love. God’s techniques are the ways of love which stand to show to us all everyday through His grace and mercy.
As children of God, we are commanded to love everyone in every season, good and bad times throughout life’s journey (1 John 4:5-9). God showed how much He loved us by sending His one and only Son, Jesus Christ, into the world so that we might have eternal life through him. We cannot really imagine how much God loves us nor fully understand why He gives his all to us. But we all ought to be grateful and thankful for the blessing of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
The scriptures teach that the salvation of sinners is wholly of grace; through the offices of the Son of God; who by the appointment of the Father, freely took upon him our nature, yet without sin; honored the divine law by his personal obedience, and by his death made a full atonement for our sins; that having risen from the dead, he is now crowned in heaven; and uniting in his wonderful person the tenderness, sympathies with divine perfections. He is in every way qualified to be an appropriate, a compassionate and all-sufficient Savior.
What’s Love Got to Do with it? Love is the best answer for the world’s problems today. The issues we are dealing with can be dissolved through love, faith, hope and knowledge.
“When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.”
The word of God’s says, and now abide faith, hope, love, these are three, but the greatest of these is love (1 Corinthians 13:11-13). There are more childish things that we all could put away in our lives and follow more in the steps of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
People call love a lot things or categorize love to be something that it is not. Through the Greeks’ pursuit of wisdom and self-understanding there are several different varieties of love. The highest and most radical type of love, according to the Greeks, is Agape, or selfless unconditional love.
“Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, and endures all things. Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away” (1 Corinthians 13:4-8).
God’s love is perfect, unconditional and everlasting.
Anthony A. Armstrong is senior pastor at Unity Christian Fellowship Church at Pine Bluff.
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