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. Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you heard was coming and now is in the world already.
Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. They are from the world; therefore they speak from the world, and the world listens to them. See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him.
I have been crucified with Christ.
What Does it Mean That God's Love Is Unconditional?
It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. And hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life.
He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life. And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. There was a master of a house who planted a vineyard and put a fence around it and dug a winepress in it and built a tower and leased it to tenants, and went into another country. When the season for fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the tenants to get his fruit. Indicating that true love is about protecting, caring and supporting for the one that you love.
Read the story in 1 Samuel 18—19 now.
Saul grew angrier and angrier with David and briefly toyed with killing him, before his son and admirer of David Jonathan, talked Saul out of it. Nevertheless, King Saul was suffering with a case of the green-eyed monster. Knowing that this is going to happen, Michal deceives her father and tells the great warrior to flee or die.
However, when they find him, they all turn a bit funny. Well, Michal certainly loved David enough to betray her father, but she was seemingly just a pawn in the two powerhouses game. This almost suggests that romantic love wins out over family love. She put herself at risk to ensure the safety of the man that she loved — in some ways that would be deemed irrational. Upon seeing the beautiful Bathsheba, David goes out and gets what he wants. However Uriah refuses, and so David sees that Uriah is killed in battle.
Once Bathsheba had finished her twenty minutes of mourning, her and David got married — much to the disgust of the prophet Nathan. Nathan promised that God would punish them both for their deeds, and lo and behold their child became ill and died very quickly. Love is shallow. There is very little justification of the love between David and Bathsheba, and in fact is more aimed toward the lust and the adulterous activities between the two.
Read the story in Judges 16 now.
Jacob and Rachel: A Bible Love Story
After being followed to a whorehouse by the Philistines, Samson picks up the gate where they were waiting to ambush him and waltzes off. Shortly after this, he meets, and falls in love with, Delilah possibly the one that Sir Tom sung about. Seeing their way in, the Philistines approach Delilah and offer her silver coins in order to seduce Samson and find out the source of his great strength.
She accepts and politely asks where his source of great strength is drawn from as subtly as that to which Samson lies a few times, tricking her into thinking his power is diminished if his hair is tied up, or if he is tied up in certain pieces of rope. Shortly after, Delilah cuts his hair and the Philistines seize him with ease and take him to become a sort of circus performer. With one final burst of strength, however, Samson manages to pull the building down where he is and kill himself while taking a load of Philistines with him.
Some people will quite happily sell the secrets of their loved ones for money. For some, the love lies with material goods, rather than the person they are sharing love with. The Bible said it, not me. They say love is what makes the world go round, but what does the Bible have to say about it? Here are the top ten Bible verses tagged with 'love' on our online Bible.
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Subscribe me to your newsletter. Hi Jack If we as believers have a medical problem which makes it hard to get around, and get to church all the time, can we still be effective for God? Hi Jack, To be in the Christian life or lead the Christian life appears to be easy, but, as we read in the word, the path of the believer is narrow while the path of the unbeliever is wide.
Hi Jack I just wanted to let you know that I have and will continue to pray for you and your church. She is as beautiful as the face of God. She is beyond captivating.
#5 Abraham and Sarah (Genesis 17-18)
She is hypnotic and magnetic. There is glory in her that most of us have never imagined.
Just a glimpse of her matchless loveliness could win your heart and possess your being. This woman is the most liberated woman in the world. In fact, she embodies the word freedom. She is also the second greatest lover in the universe. And she was made for love. She is His highest passion.
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She is the purpose of the very creation wherein you and I stand. And your Lord is out-of-His-head in love with her! Yet despite how priceless this glamorous lady is, she has been utterly neglected.
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She has been forgotten. And with rare exception, she has been veiled to most of us. Herein lies my motive in writing the first section of this book: It is to give her center stage. From the beginning, God has had only one passion. Before time, the Almighty shrouded His high and holy purpose in a mystery. And He hid it in His Son. For ages, no one knew what that purpose was.
It was deeply hidden in God. It was a secret—the secret of the ages Rom. Neither did David, Isaiah, nor Jeremiah.