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“Why was Jesus baptized? Why was Jesus’ baptism important?” GotQuestions.org

Answer: At first glance, it seems that Jesus coming to be baptized has no purpose at all. John’s baptism was the baptism of repentance (Matthew 3:11), but Jesus was sinless and had no need of repentance. Even John was taken aback at Jesus coming to him. John recognized his own sin and was aware that he, a sinful man in need of repentance himself, was unfit to baptize the spotless Lamb of God: “I need to be baptized by You and You are coming to me?” (Matthew 3:14). Jesus replied that it should be done because “it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness” (Matthew 3:15).

There are several reasons why it was fitting for John to baptize Jesus at the beginning of His public ministry. Jesus was about to embark on His great work, and it was appropriate that He be recognized publicly by His forerunner. John was the “voice crying in the wilderness” prophesied by Isaiah, calling people to repentance in preparation for their Messiah (Isaiah 40:3). By baptizing Him, John was declaring to all that here was the One they had been waiting for, the Son of God, the One he had predicted would baptize “with the Holy Spirit and fire” (Matthew 3:11).

Jesus’ baptism also showed that He identified with sinners. His baptism symbolized the sinners’ baptism into the righteousness of Christ, dying with Him and rising free from sin and able to walk in the newness of life. His perfect righteousness would fulfill all the requirements of the Law for sinners who could never hope to do so on their own. When John hesitated to baptize the sinless Son of God, Jesus replied that it was proper to “fulfill all righteousness” (Matthew 3:15). By this He alluded to the righteousness that He provides to all who come to Him to exchange their sin for His righteousness (2 Corinthians 5:21).

In addition, Jesus coming to John showed His approval of John’s baptism, bearing witness to it, that it was from heaven and approved by God. This would be important in the future when others would begin to doubt John’s authority, particularly after his arrest by Herod (Matthew 14:3-11).

Perhaps most importantly, the occasion of the public baptism recorded for all generations to come the perfect embodiment of the triune God revealed in glory from heaven. The testimony directly from heaven of the Father’s pleasure with the Son and the descending of the Holy Spirit upon Jesus (Matthew 3:16-17) is a beautiful picture of the trinitarian nature of God. It also depicts the work of the Father, Son and Spirit in the salvation of those Jesus came to save. The Father loves the elect from before the foundation of the world (Ephesians 1:4); He sends His Son to seek and save the lost (Luke 19:10); and the Spirit convicts of sin (John 16:8) and draws the believer to the Father through the Son. All the glorious truth of the mercy of God through Jesus Christ is on display at His baptism.

Recommended Resource: Jesus: The Greatest Life of All by Charles Swindoll.


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Are you in the process of being pruned?

John 15:1: I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.

John 15:2: Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.

John 15:3: Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.

John 15:4: Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.

John 15:5: I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

John 15:6: If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.

John 15:7: If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.

John 15:8: Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.

I referred; to this time in my life; my Banana Peel season!

When; in actuality; God was pruning me.

John 15:16: Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.

I don’t believe; that it is; a one- time occurrence.

John 12:24: Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.

I believe; that is PRN; (As needed).

There was so much; that the Lord pruned the first time; my, my, my.

Things were dropping off of me; like you wouldn’t believe.

I surprise myself at times; the things that the Lord has allowed me to endure.

It is up to us; we can choose the easy road or the difficult road.

It is our choice.

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Let me encourage you; to continue on!

John 8:31: Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;

John 15:9: As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.

Acts 13:43: Now when the congregation was broken up, many of the Jews and religious proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas: who, speaking to them, persuaded them to continue in the grace of God.

Acts 26:22: Having therefore obtained help of God, I continue unto this day, witnessing both to small and great, saying none other things than those which the prophets and Moses did say should come:

Colossians 1:23: If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister;

1Timothy 4:16: Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.

1Timothy 5:5: Now she that is a widow indeed, and desolate, trusteth in God, and continueth in supplications and prayers night and day.

2 Timothy 3:14: But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;

Hebrews 13:1: Let brotherly love continue.

James 1:25: But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.

1 John 2:24: Let that therefore abide in you, which ye have heard from the beginning. If that which ye have heard from the beginning shall remain in you, ye also shall continue in the Son, and in the Father.

In a time; when our world; is in such turmoil. Not only do we need to be concerned with our own personal problems.

We; as believers; need to also pray; for our leaders and this nation; on a daily basis.

We are in this world; not of this world

John 17:11: And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.

John 17:12: While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.

John 17:13: And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves.

1 John 2:15: Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

1 John 4:4: Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.

I can use my own words to encourage you. God’s Word will stand; forever.

Take it with you; everywhere you go; you will need it.

Your Heart goes with you everywhere.

Psalm 119:11: Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.

We have to be like David;

1 Samuel 30:6: And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in the LORD his God.

We have to equip ourselves; with the proper tools; to make it.

What would happen; if you could no longer; get to church?

What would happen; if you could not reach the Pastor or his Wife?

What if you could not reach; anyone on the phone?

We can always pray!

What if the choir is no longer there?

What if you could no longer hear the music in the church?

The Word of God; you must have it on the inside.

Church is great. Fellowship is wonderful.

We do not know; what a day may bring.

We must be prepared; to go on; in the Lord.

2 Corinthians 8:9: For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.

2 Corinthians 8:10: And herein I give my advice: for this is expedient for you, who have begun before, not only to do, but also to be forward a year ago.

2 Corinthians 8:11: Now therefore perform the doing of it; that as there was a readiness to will, so there may be a performance also out of that which ye have.

2 Corinthians 8:12: For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to that a man hath, and not according to that he hath not.

Jesus; did this for (Us); the least that I can do; is accept Him and live for Him.

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Jesus is The Bread!

John 6:43: Jesus therefore answered and said unto them, Murmur not among yourselves.

John 6:44: No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.

John 6:45: It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me.

John 6:46: Not that any man hath seen the Father, save he which is of God, he hath seen the Father.

John 6:47: Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.

John 6:48: I am that bread of life.

John 6:49: Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead.

John 6:50: This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die.

John 6:51: I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.

John 6:52: The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying, How can this man give us his flesh to eat?

John 6:53: Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you.

John 6:54: Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.

John 6:55: For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.

John 6:56: He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him.

John 6:57: As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me.

John 6:58: This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever.

John 6:59: These things said he in the synagogue, as he taught in Capernaum.

John 6:60: Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this, said, This is an hard saying; who can hear it?

John 6:61: When Jesus knew in himself that his disciples murmured at it, he said unto them, Doth this offend you?

John 6:62: What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before?

John 6:63: It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

John 6:64: But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should betray him.

John 6:65: And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father.

John 6:66: From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him.

John 6:67: Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away?

John 6:68: Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.

Will you go away also?

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God loves us so much!

John 3:16: For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

My Bible states: whosoever; so it seems to me Jesus was not concerned about who your birth parents were or were not. It did not seem to me; he was concerned about our economic status, our employment status; our race, etc.

It is in our humanity; that we separate, judge and criticizes. There is not one person, which can criticize the other person.

Just stop and think; that same thing, that you are trying to judge someone else for; have you not done the same our worse?

Romans 2:21: Thou therefore which teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal?

Most of us cannot read people’s minds. I do have a degree of the Gift of Discernment. 1 Corinthians 13:9: For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.

Matthew 7:1: Judge not, that ye be not judged.

Matthew 7:2: For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.

Luke 6:37: Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:

Luke 7:43: Simon answered and said, I suppose that he, to whom he forgave most. And he said unto him, Thou hast rightly judged.

John 8:15: Ye judge after the flesh; I judge no man.

Romans 2:16: In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.

Romans 14:13: Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother’s way.

1 Corinthians 4:5: Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.

I believe that if we would just be honest with God and ourselves; we have all been through something that has shaken us up. Please get over it. I am not being harsh.

If you/I are still breathing; God is not finished with us.

I do not deny anything that has happened to me in my life. God is faithful. The Lord and I have dealt with things together.

My heart goes out to our children. Why? Because they are the ones that have to deal with our wrong choices; then we wonder why they have problems at such a young age.

The other side of that coin is, please don’t ever try to get even with anyone:

Matthew 5:46: For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?

Luke 6:35: But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.

Romans 2:3: And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God?

Romans 2:4: Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?

Romans 2:5: But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God;

Romans 2:6: Who will render to every man according to his deeds:

I said all this to say God’s Will, God’s Way in God’s time. Do not concern yourself with trying to be sure someone get’s what you believe they receive. Take time to realize the Grace and Mercy that God has shown you.

When I think of God’s goodness to me: I have no judgment; criticism or condemnation for anyone.

I believe that God loves us all, I don’t believe that He always love the choices, I have made.

I believe that everything that the Lord has allowed in my life has been for my good.

I just believe; that if I believe:

John 3:16: For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

I must also believe:

Revelation 3:19: As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

Life happens; don’t allow the wounds of life to kill you!

 

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Decree:

  1. Order put forth by a ruler or public authority, and having force of law.
  2. To put forth a decree.

 

John 1:18: No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.

John 17:26: And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.

Acts 9:27: But Barnabas took him, and brought him to the apostles, and declared unto them how he had seen the Lord in the way, and that he had spoken to him, and how he had preached boldly at Damascus in the name of Jesus.

Acts 10:8: And when he had declared all these things unto them, he sent them to Joppa.

Acts 13:41: Behold, ye despisers, and wonder, and perish: for I work a work in your days, a work which ye shall in no wise believe, though a man declare it unto you.

Revelation 10:7: But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.

Job 22:28: Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways.

I believe that there is power in the Word of God:

Hebrews 4:12: For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

I believe in praying the Word of God.

Why?

Jeremiah 1:12: Then said the LORD unto me, Thou hast well seen: for I will hasten my word to perform it.

1 John 2:5: But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.

I suggest that we all be careful about what we go about decreeing.

Remain prayerful.

James: 4:3: Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.

1 John 5:15: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.

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Are You Fully Committed to God?

Are you committed to serving God daily? 7 days a week 24hours a day?

I do not mean just on Sundays. Or just on Wednesday nights, or Thursday nights, etc.

Question: “What does the Bible say about commitment?”

Answer: There are numerous references in the Bible addressing the Christian’s commitment in various aspects of lives: to our families, our neighbors, employers, the church, our health, and in all things we do and say (Ephesians 6:5; Hebrews 10:25; 1 Corinthians 6:19, 31). But the Bible also teaches that the chief commitment of our lives is to God Himself. Jesus said: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment” (Matthew 22:37-38).

Jesus is telling us that every fiber of our being, every facet of our lives must be committed to loving and serving God. This means that we must hold nothing back from Him because God holds nothing back from us (John 3:16). Furthermore, Jesus tells us that our commitment to Him must supersede that of even our families: “If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be My disciple. Whoever does not bear his own cross and come after Me cannot be my disciple” (Luke 14:26-27). Such commitment means our family relationships may be severed. It means our commitment to Christ demands, if given an “either/or” situation, we turn away from them and continue on with Jesus (Luke 12:51-53). The bottom-line is that those who cannot make that kind of commitment cannot be His disciple.

Jesus is warning us in advance. The reason for such commitment and loyalty is that the trials we may have to endure will be quite demanding; our allegiance to Him at times may be arduous (John 15:18). Jesus alerted His disciples: “Remember the word that I said to you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you” (John 15:20). Even the apostle Paul echoed His warning: “Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted” (2 Timothy 3:12).

Jesus has made it plain the cost of discipleship: “If anyone would come after Me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow Me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will save it” (Luke 9:23-24). In essence, the true cost of commitment to Christ is one’s total self-denial, cross-bearing, and the continual following of Him. These imperatives picture for us sacrifice, selfishness, and service. A cross epitomized ultimate punishment and humiliation (Galatians 3:13). More than that, it fully demonstrated the love of God (Romans 5:8)—selfless and sacrificial in the giving of His life for the world (Matthew 20:28).

It was the apostle Paul who exemplified the Lord’s example of commitment to sacrifice and service. He said: “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me” (Galatians 2:20).

Total commitment to God means that Jesus is our sole authority, our guiding light, our unerring compass. Being committed to Christ means being fruitful; it means being a servant. Our axiom is simple and succinct: “For me to live is Christ” (Philippians 1:21).

Recommended Resource: Commitment: My Heart Christ’s Home by Robert Munger.


 

 

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We can be saved and not fully committed to the Lord. We can hold a position in the Church and not be committed to the Lord.

Do you perhaps; happen one way in the church and another way outside of the church. Or do you have Pastor Salvation?

Philippians 2:12: Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.

Just be aware that you will be rewarded for your actions as well as I will be rewarded for mine.

I suggest that we make wise choices in serving the Lord.

Before; there was a list of things to place in the order of the importance to you. We must be Fully committed to God. This is a personal journey.

Are you committed to serve the Lord; regardless of who or what comes in your life?

If no one else goes, I am going. Sometimes; It may seem it is just you and Jesus. That is the majority

 

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I Am So Glad!

The Lord knows me. The Lord will not hold you responsible for your actions and the Lord will not hold you responsible for my actions.

Every action; brings about a reaction.

When; I speak something; the Lord knows the intent of my heart.

Hebrews 4:12: For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

I believe in the Trinity.

I also believe:

John 1:1: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

John 1:2: The same was in the beginning with God.

John 1:3: All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

John 1:4: In him was life; and the life was the light of men.

John 1:5: And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

John 1:6: There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.

John 1:7: The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.

John 1:8: He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.

John 1:9: That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.

John 1:10: He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.

John 1:11: He came unto his own, and his own received him not.

John 1:12: But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

John 1:13: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

John 14: And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

He knows; whether I said it; out of Love, Spite, Mischief, etc.

He knows the intent of your heart.

That is one of the reasons that I am happy for:

2 Timothy 4:8: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.

You may get angry and leave me.

 “But My God”

The Word already states:

Hebrews 13:8: Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.

I serve a GREAT big God. I expect God to give me His best.  Give Him no less than my best.

My perception is……I still owe Him All. The least I can do is to be obedient.

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Question: “Who is the son of perdition?”

Answer: The title “son of perdition” is used twice in the New Testament, first in John 17:12 and again in 2 Thessalonians 2:3. The phrase simply means “man doomed to destruction” and is not reserved for any one individual. In fact, there are two people to which the title “son of perdition” is applied. In context, John 17:12 is referring to Judas Iscariot, while 2 Thessalonians 2:3 is referring to the “man of lawlessness” who will appear in the end times before Christ’s return – also known as the Antichrist.

The word “perdition” means “eternal damnation” or “utter destruction.” It can also be used as a noun, as a synonym for hell. When a person is called “son of perdition,” the connotation is that of a person in an unredeemable state, someone who is already damned while they are still alive. Jesus mentions the “son of perdition” in His high priestly prayer in John 17. While praying to the Father for His disciples, Jesus mentions that He “protected them and kept them safe” and that none of them were lost except the “son of perdition,” that is, the one who was already in a damned state. The fact that the phrase is used again to describe the Antichrist shows us that forgiveness was not planned for Judas. God could have saved Judas – moved his heart to repentance – but He chose not to. He was indeed “doomed to destruction.”

A very good picture of a person who is a “son of perdition” appears in Hebrews 6:4-8, which describes a person who, like Judas, has experienced a certain closeness to God and has a good understanding of salvation, but then denies it. Instead of bearing good fruit he bears “thorns and thistles.” This is a person who sees the path to salvation, which is trusting in God’s grace to cover sin (Ephesians 2:8-9), and instead either flatly denies the existence of God or denies God’s gift of salvation, preferring to pay their own debt. Judas chose the second path, punishing himself by suicide instead of accepting grace.

However, Judas and the Antichrist are extreme cases. It is never right for a human being to label another person a “son of perdition” because only God knows the ultimate future of each human soul. Only with these two individuals did God choose to reveal His plan for their eternal damnation. With every other person, no matter how lost or evil they may seem, we are to hope and pray for their redemption (1 Timothy 2:1).

Recommended Resource: Jesus: The Greatest Life of All by Charles Swindoll.


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It Is Better To Love them; Anyway!

(Just make up in your mind; and choose to love them anyway!)

Regardless of the issues you or I are having with someone; we must love Jesus and them too, in that order! We can’t love them apart from Christ!

Your Spouse; remember how beautiful their eyes and hair was to you?

Remember; what attracted you to them in the first place? The Person you fell in Love with; that you couldn’t wait to hear that voice. That now it irritates you to see the phone number? Love him/her anyway.

Remember, after those nine months; you could not wait to hold that bundle of joy? He/she stepped on your feet as he/she learned to walk. They are now making tracks across your heart? Love them anyway!

You remember when they first brought that person home to meet you because they loved them and wanted you to love them as well. You told them, what you thought! They married them anyway, now when they come home crying to you. You can only hold them and love them anyway.

Do you remember reading or hearing about Jesus loving us anyway; even though we had done Him Wrong and disappointed Him? Romans 5:8: But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Do you realize how much he loved us anyway? The Scripture states John 3:16: For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

So, regardless; what that person has done; or has not done! Because we can’t pay them anything: (Don’t fool yourself) Romans 12:19: Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. Lord; knows at times we would like to pay them back. The Word also states: John 15:12: This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.

On top of that: 1 John 4:16: And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God and God in him.

After we have counted up the cost; it is better to love him/her anyway!

 

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