February 2009

Search the Words of the Bible for in them you will find gems and nuggets
to live by.
“In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.”
Colossians 2:3

1.  Love is the fabric that never fades, no matter how often it is washed in the waters of adversity and grief.
Song of Solomon 8:7a Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it:

2.  The heart of a contented person is never poor and the heart of a discontented person is never rich.
1 Timothy 6:6 But godliness with contentment is great gain.
1 Timothy 6:7 For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.

3. God accepts no love that includes Him and excludes our fellowman because love is the identifying mark of a true Christian…does the world recognize you as such?
1 John 4:20 If a man say, I love God, and hateth 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?
1John 4:21 And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.

4. If the love of God is in our hearts, we will show it in our lives.
1 John 3:18 My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.
St. John 13:35
By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

5.  It is not until we see ourselves as sinners that we can get a glimpse of the love of God who sent Christ to die for the best and worst of us!
Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
1 John 4:10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 

6.  God’s love is big enough to cover the world and, yet, individual enough so that the least of us are included.
John 3:16
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

7.  Love or “charity” is the greatest force on earth and the prescription for the good life. – Why then don’t we take it in and give it out?
1 Corinthians 13:13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.

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