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May 07 8:39 AM

Loved by God

May 07 8:39 AM
May 07 8:39 AM

 

Friday, May 7, 2021

1 Corinthians 13:4-7

 

 

These words which come from 1 Corinthians 13 describe how God loves you. This is the description. Let me read them slowly, "Love is patient. Love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, 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."

This is how God loves you in Jesus Christ. He's always protecting you. He's also always persevering. His love will never fail you. He is always loving you like this. If you've given your life to Him, you can bank on the fact that this is how your Father in heaven, this is how Jesus Christ your Savior, this is how the Holy Spirit Himself loves you. What is more, this is how he encourages you to love others. He wants you to be patient with them, and kind with them. And he doesn't want you to live a self-seeking life. He helps you actually to do all these things. He helps you to love others as you yourself want to be loved. When you know that God loves you, like is written here in 1 Corinthians 13, you can begin to love others in the same way. When you do, not only do you give them a lift in life, but you yourself are lifted. There's something about being loved by God, and then loving others that lifts your life as well as the lives of others. So today, our hope here at Lakeshore Community Church is that your life would be lifted by knowing how much Jesus Christ loves you, and how you can love others.

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