"LOVE" in Bible Discussions

 
  • Sonia I ferguson - in Reply on Psalms 91
    I declare and decree that you will meet a man after Gods own heart. A man to love you like christ loves his church. I pray you will experience love on another level even growing together in the spirit while serving the Lord. Father God thank you for this great man of God you have in store for your daughter. Blow her mind father blow her mind for the loving way and attention this man of God will give her for treating her like the princess she is. In the name of Jesus. Amen and amen!!!!!!!
  • Sonia I ferguson on Psalms 91
    God never lies he cannot lie unlike us humans he is forever perfect.

    So here I am reading Psalms 91 holding onto verse 1 because i know my God is so so so real I know where and what he brought me our of. I'm so grateful I could never deny his love and mercy because greater love than his no man has. I pray all would speak to him because he longs for a personal relationship with us as his children.
  • Chris - in Reply on Genesis 1
    I believe we will - if not at this side of the Rapture, then certainly on the other side, with our bodies changed from a corrupt state to a glorified state. But you know Grace, I really wonder whether being in the very presence of the Father & the Son will so enrapture us, causing us to be forever in praise, thankfulness & worship, that anyone or anything else would pale into insignificance around God's Throne.

    If "Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him", then how much more will be the sight of our loving Heavenly Father & of His Glory & of His Son, so consume our attention & devotion.
  • Chris - in Reply on 1 John 3:14
    This whole chapter is on God's Love for us & its implication & application for us. As John states in verse 1, that God's incomprehensible Love brought us into the family of God. And because of our special relationship to Him, we look longingly to Him awaiting the day of Jesus' Return. As well, John says, that love we have for God, that which compels us to live for Him & not live in sin, is also the love we need to have for one another.

    And this love must be genuine, looking to another's needs, even to the laying down our lives for another. And Song of Solomon 3:14, comes as a challenge to our hearts: we think that the love we have for God because of His Love for us is clear proof for our entrance to Heaven. Whereas we ought to consider that if that love for God is real, then that love has to be shown to one another, for therein is the final proof that this is indeed the love that God looks for: the real love for God that is in us, that is demonstrated to another as well. When this is apparent, then our release from eternal death to eternal life is proven. A lot like Faith & Works: Faith does indeed save us, but if there's no proof of that faith (by works), is that faith genuine?

    For if we love not our brother then our love is not genuine towards God & we need to be examining what has taken place in our hearts that has caused this spiritual & mental anomaly. As John said in 4:20, "If a man say, I love God, and hateth (despises, disregards or holds in lower esteem) his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?" This comes as a great challenge to all of us - particularly that we don't harden our hearts when there are those in the Church & around us in such great need.
  • Ann - in Reply on Genesis 39:4
    Reply to Elizabeth,,,,,,thank youSister keep breathing in His Love God Blessings
  • Elizabeth Moorman - in Reply on Genesis 39:4
    So true and I am so very grateful for his love for he will never leave us nor forsake us
  • Eva Locke on Philippians 2
    I love all music, it speaks to me and comforts me. Is it wrong to listen to songs by any band.
  • Alex Ochieng on Hebrews 5
    I love Jesus as my personal saviour
  • Edd Murphy on Deuteronomy 18
    Is it a sin if i dated daughter but fell in love with mother and started seeing her?
  • John - in Reply on Hebrews 1
    Linda, to answer your question simply put, no. Jesus said in (John 3:3) "Verily, verily I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he can not see the kingdom of God." meaning that we must some how be reborn to go to heaven. Some will assert that (John 3:5) shows that we must be baptized by water, and receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit to be saved, This is easily refuted with scripture. Remember God cannot lie (Titus 1:2) Therefore, Scripture cannot contradict itself. If God required baptism for salvation, then Jesus Christ lied to the thief on the cross. (Luke 23:43) Jesus IS God (John 1:1). He CANNOT lie. God made the way to heaven very simple, so easy that even a child can understand and accept. It is not based on our works (Ephesians 2:8-9) but on our faith in Christ and His FINISHED work on the cross. We must first understand that we are a sinner in need of a Savior. (Romans 3:23) ... When we see that there is a penalty for our sin. (Romans 6:23) That we cannot pay the penalty on our own, but Jesus Christ, loved us so much that He came, lived the perfect life, fulfilled the law, and became sin for us on the cross to pay our sin debt for us. (Romans 5:8) Then believing the gospel by faith, we accept the GIFT of God, confess our belief in Him, and ask Him to save us. (Romans 10:9-13) There are MEN who will take God's gift and want to say that in order to receive it you will need to do this or that, but whenever we add WORKS to the equation the GIFT ceases to be a gift. Repentance is a turning from self and a turning toward Christ.
  • Valerie - in Reply on Genesis 1
    Be strong and hold on to HIS hands, because Jesus Christ will never let your hands go. I am not sure what exactly is going on in your life, but just know you are loved by Our Father in Heaven. Remember in the beginning of the bible where God said "Let there be" and it was so? Yah or our Lord gives us that same power because we are made in His image. Sometimes we all wonder what is taking God so long to answer our prayers. I have learned that it is not my timing, and my ways are not His ways. I have learned to let things go and give it to the Almighty. We always want to be in control, because we often think that we know all the answers to life. We all need to step back and let God/Elohim take control of the wheel. Wow was that hard for me and that is my biggest struggle, but I am doing it, giving it all to Yah, just like I pray you and others are. Stay safe and may the Lord bless you and keep you and give you strength and give you peace. Shalom.......blessings and praises to Yah
  • Paul McDaris - in Reply on Matthew 1
    To the one about Matthew and we must live and love in our lives like God. You are powerful I need you around all of the time. Such an uplift to hear the truth from you like that. Keep it up I need your kind of encouragement and I believe God brought me here to read exactly what you said. Thank you and thank you God for your leadership.
  • Chris - in Reply on Job 36:9
    In Malachi 3:8-12, Israel had defaulted in their tithing, by holding back more than they should have. This was very wrong, as tithes at that time that were brought into the 'storehouses' were for the feeding of the priests who were not given land to cultivate & grow crops & were dependent on others for this need. God is saying here, that even if the people performed this commandment & duty fully, with a ready obedient heart, He would reciprocate with blessing, more than they could comprehend. Their fields would flourish & the nations would have the witness of the God of Israel's Love & Blessings upon His people.

    In Ephesians 1:3-14, the blessings that come upon the Christian are dependent on what God has done in our lives & what He gives to secure our salvation: they are spiritual blessings which of course, can certainly be seen materially as well but not always. What Israel failed to receive because of their disobedience, the Christian gains because of his position in Christ Jesus & His cleaving unto Him.

    So the similarities are there by the receipt of God's blessings, but the difference I see, is that those in Christ, receive doubly to what Israel could ever receive, blessings that come from an eternal, joyful, familial relationship to the Godhead. Where Israel still had to sacrifice each year for their sins, we have One Who has paid sin's price for us. Where Israel's hope lay in their faltering obedience to God's Commands & trust in God to help them, the Christian's sure hope lies only in Jesus Christ & His Spirit Who guarantees our salvation & position in Christ; we naturally demonstrate our faith & love for Him in doing all this for us, which we could never hope to do ourselves.
  • Kristi Kristi on 1 Peter 2:24
    Thanks so much for sharing this Holy Bible Verse!! I love this!

    Love Always,YSIC o/

    Kristi Ann
  • I love reading Gods word the Bible and have been helped

    So much over the years and more than ever . Jesus is real to me , yet as I have learned I have witnessed that so many really don't know him , deception is massive and worse than ever . I have great experiences with God on a daily basis , yet so few have this , not people that I have met any how . The discussions on this web site do not help me , I'm not sure if sharing is worth it either . I'm quite happy with my experience with God and staying strong in the word and prayer is essential. The promises of God are worth more than fine gold .

    I'm not complaining or anything but I do not desire conflicts either . But so many of you are deceived and don't know it .

    My the Good lord be merciful to you if you are able to receive it ! God bless you all ! Bob
  • Chris - in Reply on Micah 6:8
    I hear what you're asking, but I don't think relationships, whether intimate or not, are so 'cut & dry'. Apart from the woman's feelings & permissions, the man has to conduct himself in a pure manner before God & within himself. What the Lord states in His Word is always clear & should be adhered to concerning our thoughts & acts towards another. The word 'lust' is not just a desire for something, it is something so deep that it consumes our thoughts, our actions, indeed affects our whole being. Lust for anything, whether for another person or something else, is wrong, & demonstrates a misplaced & imbalanced desire. And in the sexual realm, if allowed to grow, it can become very gripping & consuming, which is sin.

    When it comes to ourselves, we have to determine whether it is a genuine love or lust we have, whether our feelings towards another that's engaging our minds conform to the pattern laid out for us in the Word, even if the woman is unaware of our feelings. If your desire is genuine, i.e. you sense love deep in your heart or from some confirmation by the Spirit, then it is appropriate to make it known to the woman. Of course, if she is already 'taken' or has indicated that she doesn't want to pursue any contact with you at that level, then you would have to submit to it & leave her alone without pressuring her. It comes down to whether in any relationship, we want to please the Lord in our desire & behaviour. So if the relationship is not to be, are we prepared to let go of it & believe that God has prevented it for some reason, having something else or something better for us? And in time, we may just see the Wisdom of God in all this, as to those who are indeed His precious children to whom He gives His best.
  • A. Smith on Psalms 139
    I absolutely agree with this and I also understand the other statement about abuse. Child abuse is like developing p.t.s.d or being in a battle some come out and can cope others do to their kids what was done to them. This is done because hurt people often hurt people,so in thinking of a family first deal with past hurts and abuses you've gone through so it won't translate to your kids.Then others make sure that the exact opposite happens but then they do not disciplining their kids at all. Their kids then grow up( most time )to be rude and disrespectful having no sense of boundaries. Parents need to be taught how to discipline their kids correctly without causing mental and emotional or even physical damage. It's not what you do but how you do it. Everything should be done in love. Discipline should never be done in anger that being said you shouldn't wait long after offense is done to discipline for that matter. It also should be explained why the discipline must be give. However I must say from experience some parents behave like monsters and uses their authority wrongly. They abuse their authority even into adulthood through unjustified control and manipulation. Most time for their own personal gain. So let's pray for families to be strengthen and brought back to Yahweh original order and plan for it. Shalom
  • Fred Scanlan - in Reply on Philippians 2
    We should be as Christ. Loving one another , without covetousness, not looking unto others things .Doing things out of love not for vain glory !We are to be as Christ. Always humble, looking unto him. that we worship as the son of God. So, how can we do these things if we are not like one another. We should always except one another as Christ excepts us . We as brother and sisters should always remember what He has done for all of us!
  • Fred andJoann Scanlan - in Reply on John 10
    Understanding his love for us, would be an eternity of learning. That is why He loves us so much !So. so. much. We have but a short time here to learn these things . God bless, keep up your study. You will only do nothing less than grow in him.
  • Chris - in Reply on Psalms 116:6
    Cathy, I just respond to your question here only, as you've asked a similar question a couple of times. I can see that this issue is troubling you a lot & it is important. When I read about 'forgiveness' in the Bible, whether of God's forgiveness of us or us forgiving someone else, it speaks of an act of love that demands no further repercussions from us. Just as God Who forgives us of our sins when we come to Him in faith because of Jesus' Sacrifice, God's forgiveness then requires that He no longer remains angry with us & that He no longer holds our many sins as still accountable before Him. In other words, when God forgives, He treats us as clean, innocent of all crimes & fully acceptable to Him into His family.

    But does God forget? He being God, cannot suddenly have the thought of us just having wronged Him, be obliterated from His Mind - that wouldn't make sense. So, His forgiveness will make us not guilty before Him but not release His Mind from knowing that we were & still are sinners. Even of Jesus when He walked on Earth, it was said of Him in John 2:24,25, "But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all men; and needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what was in man." Many people began to believe in Him because of His miracles, but still He did not "commit Himself to them" (or, He didn't put His trust or confidence in their good words about Him), because He knew the true condition of their hearts.

    In yours & our situation, we are told to forgive one another & so we should, so that we demonstrate a true heart's response to someone else's wrong against us based on the love of Christ in us. But we need to be prudent, knowing that our hearts are prone to doing evil, & so in our forgiveness of someone else, we remain cautious (i.e. we fully accept that person into our hearts but careful if there happens to be signs of a recurrence of such acts against us). We must forgive but we remain cautious, remembering what we all are.
  • Dan on Micah 6:8
    It is OK too love a women but not touch her. Too desire her but not act
  • Glenn on John 10
    Our personal relationship with Christ gives us individuals power to do all things through Christ who strengthens us. Philippians 4:13 so we give no authority to the enemy to steal our joy or love or peace. Your own blossoming in fruits of the Holy Spirit Galatians 5:22 can give you wisdom for your personal journey to defeat all attempts from the evil one and those that do evil. James 1:5. I personally believe Jesus taught us to have less of an eye for an eye old testament mind set to the fulfilling of the law in love so we each in our own spirit are stronger in our armor for our own sake. Ephesians 6:10-18.
  • Sharon Wright - in Reply on John 10
    I suppose either would be true...God gave his son to us...and, He gave us to His Son. I love that no one can snatch us from God's hand! Thank you for your response.
  • Brenda - in Reply on Genesis 22
    What does the Bible say about ghosts? More specifically, about loved ones returning to visit?
  • Mignon on Genesis 2
    i love learing about christ.
  • Fred Scanlan - in Reply on Matthew 20
    Love one another , Love covers a multitude of sin! Again ,I say love one another. Love your neighbor as yourself!
  • Thembela on Revelation 13:8
    I love lord jesus christ,
  • Fred Scanlan - in Reply on John 10
    How God calls us to himself? The power that draws us unto him , he has a specific plan for us! Personally, even as a child he uses us in certain ways. As we mature and experience the life we have in this world, We are always in the palm of His hand. We may not know it , but he is using us all the time. There is no way for us to know the needs of others, it is only when he moves in us, he uses us! Sin ,will always be Satan's op. to throw us off. Make us feel guilty! Christ understands these things, that is why he came. That, we would be free through his accomplishment in the flesh. This is a great thing he has done for mankind! I would say that Jesus enjoyed his life. His love for others, and what he saw in his children's eyes , could be nothing less than who he is! Blessed are those who have not seen and believe! Christ the same today and everyday!Thanks be to God through our lord Jesus Christ.
  • Chris - in Reply on Psalms 91
    I'm sorry to read of the loss of your dear husband & you have held the pain of his Home-going as well as the loneliness for these past five years. I'm sure you would have committed each day to the Lord, both in managing your daily affairs & the sense of emptiness in your life. The Lord sees & understands & I'm sure He has been very close & precious to you during these past years. Whether we're young or old, all our desires, hopes & the paths we plan to take have to be committed to Him & we need to be prepared to be directed by Him.

    The Lord could just drop the right man before your eyes, or more likely draw you to one as you continue to wait on Him & meet with other believers. Do you attend a Church fellowship? Do they have special get-togethers for older folk, whether around the Word or going on outings? This would be the best way to meet & know those in the group & they too would get to know you & your situation. They may even know of a good Christian man also in such a situation that you could be introduced to. Or, the Pastor may be made aware of your need so that he too can keep this a matter before the eldership & diaconate for prayer & watchfulness.

    Otherwise, there maybe special times for older folk run by aged homes, welfare organizations, etc. where folk can meet up & share in wholesome activities together, even if they are not necessarily 'Christian'. Any of these aren't wrong to join, but in everything we must submit to the Lord's leading & providing & not go ahead of Him. In any situation we find ourselves in, it is always, "My Grace is sufficient for thee". Walk closely with your Lord & He will satisfy you with His goodness & love.
  • Chris - in Reply on Genesis 1
    I agree, that is something hard to understand when so much of the creation & the creature declares the supreme presence of a Being Who only could undertake this great task. To say that things just happened out of nothing requires a whole lot more faith. After reading what you wrote, I thought of that great quote by Pres. Abe Lincoln, though he himself did not claim to be a Christian, yet demonstrated wonderful thoughts & attributes that would have brought him much closer to the Lord, I would think.

    He once said, "I can see how it might be possible for a man to look down upon the earth and be an atheist, but I cannot conceive how a man could look up into the heavens and say there is no God."

    And dear brother, you WILL get to Heaven: your faith in Christ's work at the Cross, your new nature in Christ, the Spirit's indwelling you, is the guarantee of your redemption. God will not undo or sideline what He has done for you & in you - His Work was too great & too costly for any errors or shortcomings.

    Ephesians 1:13,14: "In whom (Jesus) ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were SEALED with that holy Spirit of promise; which is the earnest (guarantee, promise) of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory." You belong to the Lord & nothing, but nothing, can separate you from His Love.


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