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Receiving/Living/Giving The Love of God

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A syllogism: God is Love (1 John 4:7-8, 16). We are the children of God (John 1:12; Romans 8:16). Therefore, we are children of Love.

Loving Kindness… Tender Mercies… by Brotha DC

 

 

As a father loves and pities his children, so the Lord loves and pities those who fear Him [with reverence, worship, and awe].

Psalm 103:13 [AMP]

In the original Hebrew, the word in Psalm 103:13 that is translated as pities is racham.  The word “racham” has a very interesting etymology. Racham means…

  • To love…
  • To be merciful…
  • To possess a deep feeling of affection…
  • To have compassion or mercy on…

 

  Racham can be likened to…

  • A Father yearning for His son (Jeremiah 31:20)…
  • A mother loving her baby (Isaiah 49:15)…
  • Forgiveness for the penitent (Isaiah 55:5 and Proverbs 28:13)…
  • Reversal of the effects of sin (Jeremiah 30:18)…
  • Help for the orphan (Hosea 14:3)…

God loves us so much…

The Lord your God is in the midst of you, a Mighty One, a Savior [Who saves]! He will rejoice over you with joy; He will rest [in silent satisfaction] and in His love He will be silent and make no mention [of past sins, or even recall them]; He will exult over you with singing.

Zephaniah 3:17 [AMP]

Knowing just that one thing about God is more than enough to begin building your faith (Romans 10:17). As your faith grows… as you speak words of faith… and as you do those works that correspond with your faith… then rest with confidence that God loves you.


 

Loving Others by Judy Ann

 

  Heavenly Father, You made me what I am and gave me a new life; and long ages ago You planned that I should spend my life in helping others. You are a great God, a loving God, a giving God, and I purpose to imitate You. The end of all things is at hand, and I will be serious and watchful in my prayers. Above all things, and by Your grace, I give myself to a fervent love for others – a love that covers a multitude of sins, in the name of Jesus. Amen

Now God has us where he wants us, with all the time in this world and the next to shower grace and kindness upon us in Christ Jesus. Saving is all his idea, and all his work. All we do is trust him enough to let him do it. It’s God’s gift from start to finish! We don’t play the major role. If we did, we’d probably go around bragging that we’d done the whole thing! No, we neither make nor save ourselves. God does both the making and saving. He creates each of us by Christ Jesus to join him in the work he does, the good work he has gotten ready for us to do, work we had better be doing.

Ephesians 2:7-10 [MSG]

 

But the end and culmination of all things has now come near; keep sound minded and self-restrained and alert therefore for [the practice of] prayer.

1 Peter 4:7 [AMP]

Father, in the name of Jesus, I commit to pray and not faint or lose heart. Here in Your throne room, I thank You for all people, and ask You to fulfill their every need. In the name of Jesus, I bind the hearts and minds of rulers and all who have authority to godly wisdom that they may rule well so we can go quietly about our business of living simply, in humble contemplation – the way You, our Savior God intended us to live. Amen.

1 FIRST OF all, then, I admonish and urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be offered on behalf of all men, 2 For kings and all who are in positions of authority or high responsibility, that [outwardly] we may pass a quiet and undisturbed life [and inwardly] a peaceable one in all godliness and reverence and seriousness in every way.

1 Timothy 2:1-2 [AMP]

Father, the end of all things is at hand, and we will be serious and watchful in our prayers. Above all things help us have fervent love for one another — love that covers a multitude of sins. May we be hospitable to one another without grumbling, and minister to each other with the ability You supply. In all things we pray that You will be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belong the glory and the dominion for ever. Amen.

7 In the same way you married men should live considerately with [your wives], with an [a]intelligent recognition [of the marriage relation], honoring the woman as [physically] the weaker, but [realizing that you] are joint heirs of the grace (God’s unmerited favor) of life, in order that your prayers may not be hindered and cut off. [Otherwise you cannot pray effectively.] 8 Finally, all [of you] should be of one and the same mind (united in spirit), sympathizing [with one another], loving [each other] as brethren [of one household], compassionate and courteous (tenderhearted and humble). 9 Never return evil for evil or insult for insult (scolding, tongue-lashing, berating), but on the contrary blessing [praying for their welfare, happiness, and protection, and truly pitying and loving them]. For know that to this you have been called, that you may yourselves inherit a blessing [from God–that you may obtain a blessing as heirs, bringing welfare and happiness and protection]. 10 For let him who wants to enjoy life and see good days [good–whether apparent or not] keep his tongue free from evil and his lips from guile (treachery, deceit). 11 Let him turn away from wickedness and shun it, and let him do right. Let him search for peace (harmony; undisturbedness from fears, agitating passions, and moral conflicts) and seek it eagerly. [Do not merely desire peaceful relations with God, with your fellowmen, and with yourself, but pursue, go after them!]

1 Peter 3:7-11 [AMP]

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