Can you believe Valentine’s Day is right around the corner? I really can’t. Christmas was just yesterday, after all! I love Valentine’s Day. I love getting out with my hubby and just enjoying each other, remembering why we fell in love. While I do think Valentine’s Day shouldn’t be the ONLY day during the year that you spend this sort of time with your spouse, but it is a good reminder to do it. But, there’s something else that Valentine’s Day is a good reminder of- God’s love for us.
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Take a minute to think about how much you love your spouse. Now take that and multiply it times, well, infinity. Could you even imagine loving someone that much? I sure can’t. God loved us SO much, in fact, that He sent his child to die for us- a bunch of sinners. Would you do that? It’s a hard thought to process for most of us – how someone could send their only child to die for people who didn’t even care. But, it’s what our amazing God did.
Love is an amazing emotion that God himself has blessed us with. I couldn’t be more thankful to Him for giving me this ability to love and be loved. At times, it’s overwhelming. It hurts and it feels great – all at the same time. But, do we love like we should? Like we REALLY should? The Bible gives us a pretty clear view of how we should do just that – are we listening?
“Do to others as you would have them do to you.”
Are you treating people like you want to be treated? You’ve been hearing that Golden Rule since you were a kid, but are you living by it? Try this: treat everyone you meet this week with love and kindness and see how you feel better!
“But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.” Luke 6:35
This is hard. I mean, really hard. Who want’s to do good to those people who do nothing but awful to us? Well, God does it. Next time someone does something that you don’t like, treat them with love and kindness.
“Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.”
Make sure your love is sincere. When you love someone, it must be true- never be fake. You will only cause hurt for you and the other person.
“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. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-8
“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” 1 Corinthians 13:13
“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. We love because he first loved us.” 1 John 4:18-19
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