LOVE NOTES FROM YAHWEH
SCRIPTURES ABOUT HIS LOVE FOR US
Last Friday night in forum we talked about our favorite scriptures, talked about God’s love for us, so we wanted to share those scriptures with you and some of our thoughts as well.
John 15:16 – You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you. (ESV)
John 3:16 – For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. (ESV)
It is hard to fathom that kind of love. We need to be telling ALL who come across our path about this kind of Love.
Zephaniah 3:17 – The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; He will quiet you by his love; He will exult over you with loud singing. (ESV)
This scripture was the favorite of a couple of people mine being one. It is one of my favorite scriptures because when God looks at us, He has joy and He sings over us. In my mind’s eye, I can just see Him singing over me and hear the words that He is saying. I don’t know about you but when I realize He is singing over me I want to sing back to Him. Take time to think about the words that Yahshua might be singing over you and what will you sing back to Him.
I John 4:7 – 11 – Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. 8 Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. 9 In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. 10 In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. (ESV)
I think about this scripture a lot because it is basically saying that we will LOVE others if we love God and that we are not loving to others then perhaps we do not know God as much as we might think we do. Ouchy! I think the reality is that we are not able to truly love if we have not first experienced God’s love and have Yahshua/Jesus Christ living within us.
The last scripture we looked at is 1 Corinthians 13. Many calls it the “love chapter” which is pretty accurate. It tells us what love is and what it isn’t and reminds us that the greatest thing of ALL is LOVE!
I Corinthians 13 – If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.
2 And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
3 If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned,] but have not love, I gain nothing.
4 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant
5 or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;
6 it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.
7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
8 Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away.
9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part,
10 but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away.
11 When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways.
12 For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.
13 So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love. (ESV)
My desire is to always live my life in such a way that it demonstrates God’s love to everyone who crosses my path. I want to love those that are not quite as easy to love as much as I love those that are easier. I don’t know about you, but when I get frustrated with someone a lot of times my first thought is not always that “love is long-suffering” but it should be.
Do I remember that “love feeds the poor” when someone crosses my path that is hungry? Feed the poor is not only physical hunger but should be spiritual hunger as well. We need to feed those that have not welcomed Yahushua/Jesus Christ into live in their lives.
We need to remember that if we truly love others as God has commanded us to do, we will also share the truths that He reveals to us even when it goes against what we have “been taught” in church! May we no longer be silent!