I LIED

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© 2013 by Jeanne E Webster. All rights reserved

 

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.

Love is:

Kind

Non-bragging

Non-envious

Not rude

Not proud

Not easily provoked

Thinks no evil

Rejoices not in sin

Bears all things

Believes all things

Hopes all things

Endures all things

Never fails.

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. . .

15 comments on “I LIED

  1. Only by His grace we are able to love God….amen- God bless you

  2. joseyphina says:

    God bless you for this post, Jeanne!

  3. Guilty, here! No matter how hard I try, I fail.

  4. That passage in 1 John 4 convicts me every time. I am thankful for something John says earlier in his letter…that if we confess our sins, Jesus will cleanse and heal us (1 Jn. 1:9)…Lord, we confess we have sinned. We have not loved those around us as you love us. I confess I need you. I need more of your love living in me. Come, Lord Jesus!
    Thank you for this, Jeanne.

    • Thanks be to God! I have realized my life is still filled with “self” and not almighty God. I must allow Him to reflect His glory and power, as that what my life is all about. Amen and let us draw nigh to Him and nourish our relationship with Him. Shalom

  5. Thank you sister Jeanne for sharing this wonderful message with me … BLESSINGS TO YOU BRO PAT , 🙂

  6. ddkaarre says:

    There but for the grace of God go I. So thankful for the Lord’s forgiveness in this area of my life. So desire to let His light shine.

  7. Lyn Leahz says:

    Amen, Jeanne! Another thought-provoking post that challenges us to look inside of ourselves. Thank you for this, and God bless you.

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