Having Love

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Reading Verse: Joshua 3:1-17

Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal.

1 Corinthians 13:1

The main foundation of Christianity is love because our God is love. He loves people so much that He sacrificed himself to save us. As His people, we must also have love, because all is nothing without love; everything we do needs to be based on the love of Christ. We need to have love because God has loved us first. Therefore we must be able to live in love. Having love means we should not be selfish or focusing on our own needs. The character of love is to have a generous heart that is able to put others’ needs first. So we must get rid of our selfishness and replace it with loving and patient heart. In general, we always want instant things, but remember that everything has its own time. In the Word of God, Jacob wanted to marry Rachel, and he must work for 14 years. He did that because he got love. When we have love, we have patience.

Love can also forgive those who have hurt us. Oftentimes, forgiveness is one of the most difficult things to do, but God reminds us that we should be able to forgive 70 x 7 times. In other words, forgiveness has no limit and we must do it all the time. And never repay evil with evil but with love. As human beings, this is not easy to do, but we must be able to forgive others. The Word says that if we can’t forgive others, then our Father in heaven will not forgive us. So, when someone hurts us we should learn to forgive. With the strength of the Holy Spirit, we will be able to forgive others. Having love means we have generosity: love to give help, love to help those in need. Our lives should become light and salt in this world so that other people can see our doings. When we practice love, then the world can see the love of Christ shining within us. Galatians 6:2 reminds us to always help each other and bear one another’s burdens. Whatever we do for those in need will never come back to us empty, because what we sow is what we reap.

Let the gentle love of God always fill our heart so we can fill this life with love to make everything beautiful. 

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