Love is an action verb!

So we sing this song, but we must live it. https://youtu.be/7CobNWUXb1M?t=6s
WHY? Because we shame The Word when we do otherwise!
If we cannot stand to look at each other here on earth, how can we rule with Him in the New Jerusalem? Oh, Revelation defines what type of person will rule will Him in His kingdom.

Agape love is always associated with the love of God and once in a while, it occurs when in a relational sense.  The Greek word agape is not a common phrase in Greek-speaking societies but in the NT, it appears 320 times.
Scriptural references to agape love: To grasp the magnitude of the Scripture Replace the word “love” for agape

  1. 1 John 4:8
  2. Romans 5:5
  3. John 10:17
  4. 2 Peter 1: 7

Paul defined love in 1 Corinthians 13. Note that each definition declares our spiritual state if we do not have love-agape love.

1If I speak in the tonguesa of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast,b but do not have love, I gain nothing.4Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.8Love 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. 9For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. 11When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 12For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.13And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. (http://biblehub.com/niv/1_corinthians/13.htm)

Why am I harping on love so much? Because it separates us from the ungodly. It defines us as human beings. Because it appears that our “agape” love meter has been smashed to smithereens and we are not aware of it. Where love dwells, division, confusion, and hatred cannot exist. So, pray with me. God help us… forgive us because our LOVE is not demonstrable as Your Love for Us. AMEN!

 

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