“Living in Love”
TO UNDERSTAND LOVE IS TO UNDERSTAND GOD.
1 John 4:7 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. 8 The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love.
TPT John 15:9 I love each of you with the same love that the Father loves me. You must continually let my love nourish your hearts. If you keep my commands, you will live in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands, for I continually live nourished and empowered by his love.
THE GLORY OF GOD IS A MANIFESTATION OF LOVE.
11 “My purpose for telling you these things is so that the joy that I experience will fill your hearts with overflowing gladness! (JOY FULL)
PEOPLE LIVE BY ONE OF TWO LAWS, THE LAW OF THE FLESH OR THE LAW OF CHRIST.
THE SELFISH LIFE IS THE NARROW, UNHAPPY, DISSATISFIED LIFE. IT’S THE SMALL LIFE.
1 Cor 13:4 Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, 5 does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered,
MSG 4 “Love never gives up. Love cares more for others than for self.
Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have. Love doesn’t strut, Doesn’t have a swelled head,
It is not puffed up, it doesn’t boast, it doesn’t emphasize itself, it is not inflated
PEOPLE DON’T WANT TO HEAR ABOUT ALL YOUR PROBLEMS.
THERE ARE TIMES TO SHARE THINGS WITH PEOPLE BUT YOU NEED TO BE VERY SELECTIVE…
LOVE DOESN’T WANT PEOPLE TO BE BURDNED…
Phil 2:19 But I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you shortly, so that I also may be encouraged when I learn of your condition. 20 For I have no one else of kindred spirit who will genuinely be concerned for your welfare. 21 For they all seek after their own interests, not those of Christ Jesus.
1 Cor 13:5 does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered,
It doesn’t demand It’s own way, it is not inelegant.
LOVE IS ELEGANT… LOVE HAS MANNERS…
Love seeks not its own. It is not easily provoked. It is not easily irritated. It is not easily angered
MSG 5 Doesn’t force itself on others, Isn’t always “me first,” Doesn’t fly off the handle, Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others,
TPT 5 Love does not traffic in shame and disrespect, nor selfishly seek its own honor. Love is not easily irritated or quick to take offense.
Love doesn’t keep track of who did me wrong.
Jordan “keeps no books on insults or injuries”
NIV 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects. (COVERS ALL THINGS)
1 Peter 4:8 “Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins.”
DON’T LOOK ON PEOPLE WHEN THEY ARE DOWN.
NAS 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 8 Love never fails
NLT Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.
Jordan “all embracing, all trusting, all hoping, allenduring, love never quits.”