Thursday, February 14, 2013

Thursday's Thoughts: True Love

Thursday's Thoughts: a taste of what I'm thinking

Happy Valentine's Day.  You were made to crave unbroken love.  God's love for you is the only love that will truly satisfy.  It's the only love that lasts forever and will never break.  He loves you.  Yes, you.  No matter what.

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. -Romans 5:8

But you are a forgiving God, gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love. -Nehemiah 9:17

For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him. -Psalm 103:11

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. -Psalm 106:1

Hatred stirs up dissension, but love covers over all wrongs. -Proverbs 10:12

Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. -Lamentations 3:22

The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing. -Zephaniah 3:17

'Love the Lord you God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength'....'love your neighbor as yourself'.' There is no commandment greater than these. -Mark 12:30-31

Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you. -Luke 6:27

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. -John 3:16

A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. -John 13:34

As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love.  -John 15:9

Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. -John 15:13

And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us. -Romans 5:5

Love is patient, love is kind.  It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8

And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge- that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. -Ephesians 3:17-19

May the Lord direct your hearts into God's love and Christ's perseverance. -2 Thessalonians 3:5

Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. -1 Peter 4:8

How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called the children of God! And that is what we are! -1 John 3:1

There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out fear. -1 John 4:18

We love because he first loved us. -1 John 4:19

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Food for Thought: Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. -John 15:13

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