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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Love and success

Apostle Paul wrote in Rom 13:9, "...if there is any other commandment, are all summed up in this saying, namely, You shall love your neighbor as yourself". He was sharing the blueprint for success in abiding by the instructions and commandments of God.

The God-kind of love is patient, kind, does not envy, does not boast, is not proud, does not dishonor others, is not self-seeking, is not easily angered, keeps no record of wrongs, does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth - 1 Cor 13:4-6. It always protects, trusts, hopes and perseveres - 1 Cor 13:7. This is what it means to walk in and express the God-kind of love.

God has called us to a life of love - 1 John 4:7-11. When you walk in the God-kind of love towards others, you will not do anything that will harm them. Your desire will be to do good to them and not evil. You will not commit adultery, kill, steal, lie against another person, covet (have an evil desire) another person's property when you are walking in the God-kind of love.

According to 1 Cor 13:8, love never fails. If you stay committed to walking in the love of God you will not fail in abiding by the instructions and commandments of God.

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