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1 John 4:20 “If you say you love God and yet do not love your brother, you are a liar. For if you do not love your brother who you have seen, how can you love God who you have not seen?”
“Our love, if it exists and mirrors God’s love at all, is not our own but God’s doing. It is hypocritical to claim to love God while withholding love for others.” Quote from The Liberty Annotated Study Bible, KJV.
True love from God is the human response to God’s perfect and infinite compassion:
1 Corinthians 13.
Not easily provoked
Thinks no evil
Rejoices not in sin
Bears all things
Believes all things
Hopes all things
Endures all things
FAITH—HOPE—LOVE: GREATEST OF THESE IS LOVE.
Jesus commands us to demonstrate our love for God through loving others. Only through His grace and power can I do this. I profess that I love God, but I fail as a demonstrator. Oh, Lord, grant me the GRACE and POWER so the world may see Your Light through this fragile living frame. Amen.
Are you a liar? Think about it. . .