Friday, August 6, 2010

Love is the Answer

Leviticus 19:18 “" 'Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against one of your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD.”
Leviticus 19:34 “The alien living with you must be treated as one of your native-born. Love him as yourself, for you were aliens in Egypt. I am the LORD your God.”
Deuteronomy 6:5 “Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.”
Deuteronomy 10:12 “And now, O Israel, what does the LORD your God ask of you but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul,”

Deuteronomy 10:19 “And you are to love those who are aliens, for you yourselves were aliens in Egypt.”
Deuteronomy 11:1 “Love the LORD your God and keep his requirements, his decrees, his laws and his commands always.”
Deuteronomy 11:13 “So if you faithfully obey the commands I am giving you today—to love the LORD your God and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul-“
Deuteronomy 11:22 “If you carefully observe all these commands I am giving you to follow—to love the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways and to hold fast to him-“
Deuteronomy 19:9 “because you carefully follow all these laws I command you today—to love the LORD your God and to walk always in his ways—then you are to set aside three more cities.”
Deuteronomy 30:16 “For I command you today to love the LORD your God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commands, decrees and laws; then you will live and increase, and the LORD your God will bless you in the land you are entering to possess.”
Joshua 22:5 “But be very careful to keep the commandment and the law that Moses the servant of the LORD gave you: to love the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways, to obey his commands, to hold fast to him and to serve him with all your heart and all your soul."”
Joshua 23:11 “So be very careful to love the LORD your God.”
Psalm 31:23 “Love the LORD, all his saints! The LORD preserves the faithful, but the proud he pays back in full.”
Proverbs 3:3 “Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.”
Hosea 12:6 “But you must return to your God; maintain love and justice, and wait for your God always.”
Amos 5:15 “Hate evil, love good; maintain justice in the courts. Perhaps the LORD God Almighty will have mercy on the remnant of Joseph.”
Micah 6:8 “He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”
Zechariah 8:19 “This is what the LORD Almighty says: "The fasts of the fourth, fifth, seventh and tenth months will become joyful and glad occasions and happy festivals for Judah. Therefore love truth and peace."
Matthew 5:44 “But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,”
Matthew 19:19 “Jesus replied, " 'Do not murder, do not commit adultery, do not steal, do not give false testimony, honor your father and mother,' and 'love your neighbor as yourself.' "”
Matthew 22:37 “Jesus replied: " 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.'”
Matthew 22:39 “And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'”
Mark 12:30 “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.'”
Mark 12:31 “The second is this: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no commandment greater than these."”
Mark 12:33 “To love him with all your heart, with all your understanding and with all your strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself is more important than all burnt offerings and sacrifices."”
Luke 6:27 "But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you”
Luke 6:35 “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 sons of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.”
Luke 10:27  “He answered: " 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind' ; and, 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' "
John 13:34 “"A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.”
John 14:15 "If you love me, you will obey what I command.”
John 14:21 “Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me. He who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love him and show myself to him."”
John 14:23 “Jesus replied, "If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.”
John 15:9 “"As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love.”
John 15:12 “My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.”
John 15:17 “This is my command: Love each other.”
Romans 12:10 “Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves.”
Romans 13:8 “Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for he who loves his fellowman has fulfilled the law.”
Romans 13:9 “The commandments, "Do not commit adultery," "Do not murder," "Do not steal," "Do not covet," and whatever other commandment there may be, are summed up in this one rule: "Love your neighbor as yourself."”
1 Corinthians 14:1 “Follow the way of love and eagerly desire spiritual gifts, especially the gift of prophecy.”
1 Corinthians 16:14 “Do everything in love.”
2 Corinthians 2:8 “I urge you, therefore, to reaffirm your love for him.”
2 Corinthians 8:24 “Therefore show these men the proof of your love and the reason for our pride in you, so that the churches can see it.”
Galatians 5:13 “You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature ; rather, serve one another in love.”
Galatians 5:14 “The entire law is summed up in a single command: "Love your neighbor as yourself."”
Ephesians 4:2 “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.”
Ephesians 5:2 “and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.”
Ephesians 5:25 “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her”
Ephesians 5:28 “In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.”
Ephesians 5:33 “However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.”
Philippians 1:9 “And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight,”
Philippians 1:16 “The latter do so in love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel.”
Colossians 3:19 “Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them.”
1 Thessalonians 3:12 “May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else, just as ours does for you.”
1 Thessalonians 4:9 “Now about brotherly love we do not need to write to you, for you yourselves have been taught by God to love each other.”
1 Thessalonians 4:10 “And in fact, you do love all the brothers throughout Macedonia. Yet we urge you, brothers, to do so more and more.”
1 Thessalonians 5:8 “But since we belong to the day, let us be self-controlled, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet.”
1 Thessalonians 5:13 “Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work. Live in peace with each other.”
1 Timothy 1:5 “The goal of this command is love, which comes from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.”
1 Timothy 4:12 “Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.”
1 Timothy 6:11 “But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness.”
2 Timothy 2:22 “Flee the evil desires of youth, and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.”
Titus 2:2 “Teach the older men to be temperate, worthy of respect, self-controlled, and sound in faith, in love and in endurance.”
Titus 2:4 “Then they can train the younger women to love their husbands and children,”
James 2:8 “If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, "Love your neighbor as yourself," you are doing right.”
1 Peter 1:22 “Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for your brothers, love one another deeply, from the heart.”
1 Peter 2:17 “Show proper respect to everyone: Love the brotherhood of believers, fear God, honor the king.”
1 Peter 3:8 “Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble.”
1 Peter 4:8 “Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.”
1 Peter 5:14 “Greet one another with a kiss of love. Peace to all of you who are in Christ.”
1 John 3:11 “This is the message you heard from the beginning: We should love one another.”
1 John 3:16 “This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers.”
1 John 3:18 “Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.”
1 John 3:23 “And this is his command: to believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and to love one another as he commanded us.”
1 John 4:7 “Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.”
1 John 4:11 “Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.”
1 John 4:21 “And he has given us this command: Whoever loves God must also love his brother.”
2 John 1:5 “And now, dear lady, I am not writing you a new command but one we have had from the beginning. I ask that we love one another.”
2 John 1:6 “And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love.”
Jude 1:21 “Keep yourselves in God's love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life.”
I could of made my point without all of those… but I believe scripture makes the ultimate point. Love. All these are commands to love. Love your God. Love your Brothers in Christ. Love your neighbors. Love All. Love unconditionally.
Love does not keep a record of wrongs. Thus the situation does not matter. EVERY situation calls for love. Look to Christ as the ultimate example to follow in. Love is the movement. Love is the final fight. Love is the loudest song we can sing. In this darkness. LOVE is the LIGHT. Be a light so that by it men can be saved. Just my thoughts today.

Much Love,


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