A clear path for responding to God's Word, and living it out.

The world sees love as a thing, a feeling, or an emotion. The Bible presents love as actions, and teaches that when love is present very specific actions are present also. Paul describes love from God’s perspective in, "Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends." ‭‭(1 Corinthians‬ ‭13‬:‭4‬-‭8‬)
The correct response to this month’s series is not to admire the love stories of the Bible, but to dig deeper and identify how you can better emulate the love of Jesus to the people who are in your life.

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. (John 13:34)

Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. (Romans 13:4)

Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. (1 Peter 4:8)

Let all that you do be done in love. (1 Corinthians 16:14)

I can not look like Jesus without loving those in my home or in my life. Give me the strength to love those who are difficult to love. To make Jesus visible by showing
love to those who will give me nothing in return. Use your word to call me to a greater understanding of love. Make my love an action. Make my love contagious.
Make my love the result of your love.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.