My Daily Bread – If.a.Man.Say.I.LOVE.GOD.and.Hateth.his.Brother.he.is.a.Liar.for.he.that.LOVEth.Not.his.Brother.whom.he.hath.Seen.how.can.he.LOVE GOD.whom.he.hath.Not.Seen? I.Appeal.to.you.Brothers.by.the.Name.of.Our.LORD.JESUS.CHRIST.that.All.of.you.Agree.and.that.there.be.No.Divisions.Among.you.but.that.you.Be.United.in.the.Same.Mind.and.the.Same.Judgment.What’s.in.the.Bank? Remembering.GOD’s.Faithfulness.in.the.Past.Strengthens.us.for.the.Future.Let.us.then.Approach.GOD’s.Throne.of.Grace.with.Confidence.so.that.we.may.Receive.Mercy.and.Find.Grace.to.Help.us.in.our.Time.of.Need.
Let us then approach GOD’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our LORD JESUS CHRIST, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment.
“If a man say, I LOVE GOD, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that LOVEth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he LOVE GOD whom he hath not seen?”
1 John 4:20 KJV
The first letter of John is an extended consideration of the LOVE of GOD, and its fourth chapter turns to the moral implications of GOD’s LOVE. For John, the presence of genuine LOVE for others is a sign that a person genuinely LOVEs GOD. John’s understanding is similar to Matthew’s in Matthew 22:38-39. LOVE for GOD and LOVE for neighbor are so closely identified that the presence of one is the indication of the other. It is a convicting question to ask ourselves whether we really LOVE those around us. Very often, we are more likely to speak evil of others – even fellow members of our church – than we are to genuinely care for them and LOVE them. As you pray, consider the LOVE GOD has demonstrated for us in the person and work of JESUS. As you consider GOD’s LOVE your us, pray that your heart for others would be the same as His, and that you would LOVE others as GOD has LOVEd us.
YE OLE Daily Bread – LOVE GOD but hate brother = liar. TRUTH.HURTS. 1.LOVE.MC
My Daily Bread – GOT.REAL.LOVE? Read.a.REAL.LOVE.LETTER.All.1st.John+John.3.16.