“Know Love”: Week 3-Monday

To encourage others and help us grow in our faith and understanding please be sure to read and/or share your comments about today’s passage in the reply bar at the bottom of the page.

Challenge: This week think of someone in your life with whom you can share the testimony of Jesus (1 John 5:11-12). Who in your life needs to hear this truth? Ask God to give you a clear opportunity this week to share your faith with this person and ask Him for boldness to share when the time arises.

NEW: Prayer Focus for this week – Spend time praying for your friends

Today’s Scripture: 1 John 4:12-19 (S.O.A.P 1 John 4:16)

12 No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and His love is perfected in us. 13 By this we know that we abide in Him and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit. 14 And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent His Son to be the Savior of the world. 15 Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in Him, and he in God. 16 So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in Him. 17 By this is love perfected with us, so that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as He is so also are we in this world. 18 There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love. 19 We love because He first loved us.

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Jeanne Brooks
11 months ago

Unbelievers may not see God, or even read the Bible – but they do read the lives of Christians. If we show love to those who expect hate, anger, bitterness etc. – they see God abiding in us. Showing Gods love may warm the heart of someone who needs to know Christ. We must fan the flame of love and never let it go out.

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moblatt
11 months ago

It is important to understand and feel God’s love. When we experience his love, we are able to provide the compassion and non judgments that ourselves and others need. Our self worth is made up of our self esteem which is what we feel about ourselves and our self concept which is what we think about ourselves. Imagine if we allowed ourselves to love ourselves the way God loves us, we would never be down and would be able to spread joy onto others 24/7.