From: MSN NicknameFreeborn22 (Original Message) Sent: 11/17/2005 7:36 PM
To the Saints in Christ
I just wanted to post a few Scriptures about love. Love is a beautiful thing.
Matt.5:9-Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
Mat.4:4 But he answered and said, it is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
Matt.5:25-Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison.
Matt. 5:43-48–Ye have heard that it hath been said, thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? Do not even the publicans the same?
And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? Do not even the publicans so?
Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
Matt. 6:14-For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:
v15. But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
Matt.7:3-5.And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
- Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?
5.Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thime own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.
John 14:21-24. He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me; and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
- Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world?
23.Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father’s which sent me.
1John 2:5, 9-11.But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.
9.He that saith he is is the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now.
10.He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him.
11.But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness hate blinded his eyes.
1Jn.3: 13-18.Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.
14.We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death.
15.Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.
16.Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
17.But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?
18.My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.
1Jn.4:7-`12.20,21.Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
8.He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
9.In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.
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.
11.Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.
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?
21.And this commandment have we from him, that he who loveth God love his brother also.
1Jn. 5:1-3.Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him.
2.By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments.
3.For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.1
11Jn:5.And Now I beseech thee, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment unto thee, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another.
God bless all