"The key to understanding the Bible is to look for Jesus in the Bible. Jesus is the hero of the Bible. If you read the Bible and don't find Jesus, re-read it! The Bible has one hero, His name is Jesus; one villain, that is Satan; one problem, that is sin; one solution, that is salvation. That is what the Bible is all about." -Dr. Adrian Rogers

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Love...Always Protects, Always Trusts, Always Hopes, Always Perseveres (12/16/2010)

"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast. It is not proud. It is not rude, 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. Love never fails..." -1 Corinthians 13:4-8

Day 6

Our focus in this series of posts on love is to learn what God really means when He says, "And you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength," and "You shall love your neighbor as yourself" (Mark 12:30-31). Perhaps you could look at from two different angles: loving God and loving your neighbor. However, I believe that, if we will apply this first to our relationship with God, everything else will just fall into place.

I think of this verse the most when I see marriages falling apart or going through rough times, or even someone that just refuses to forgive. However, God says to trust Him, remember that there is hope, and then persevere. If you love God, you won't give up on Him and you will always trust Him. And if you love others, you won't give up on them either; you'll never lose hope.

I don't know what you're going through, but let me assure you that it isn't over. And if you truly love that person that you are having problems with, you'll refuse to admit that it's over, too. Share this message with someone that's in need today.

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