WORDKEEPING & LOVE

 

 

The theme of Godís Word is love. God calls us away from our natural human selfishness to a higher standard of love. All of Godís requirements for man can be summed up in two great commandments:

 

ďThou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbor as thyself.Ē Luke 10:27

 

As we allow the Word to come into our hearts, we are filled with Godís love as it purges out all our selfishness. That is how we come into harmony with these two great commandments.

 

Loving God and others is not something we can begin to do apart from the Word. The Word has power to create the loving response in our hearts. When we struggle with interpersonal relationships, and are tempted to have ill will towards others, we need to Wordkeep. God wants our undivided affection, so He can fill us with His love.

 

It is impossible to saturate your mind with Godís love, as He reveals it in His Word, and retain our unloving ways. They will simply melt away as the cleansing Word flows through us.

 

Jesus tells us to love our enemies, and to pray for those that despitefully use and persecute us. Can you muster up good feelings just by sheer determination? No way. But if we spend time letting Godís Words about love penetrate our minds, meditating on the incredible love of Jesus for us, His love will spring forth from our hearts. It works every time, because Godís Word cannot fail.

 

When we face problems in the church, and there is strife and dissension, it is evident that some of the members must not be Wordkeeping. For Wordkeeping fosters love and unity in the church. Jesus poured out His heart to His Father in John 17, and the cry of His heart was that His people experience the love and unity that He and His Father experience. Heís willing to give it to us, be we must want it so much, that we Wordkeep until itís ours.

 

Unity is the result of coming close to Jesus. When we are united to Him, we will be in unity with all those who are also united with Him. There are those in the church who choose not to accept His unifying love, but through His strength we can be kind and loving no matter what they do.

 

Think back to your last harsh, unkind encounter with someone. Were the Words of Scripture running through you mind as you spoke? If they were, could you have made that unkind statement? As you think of someone who has wronged you, does the scripture about loving your enemies pop into your mind? God is willing to do that for you. But we must do our part, which is faithful Wordkeeping, every day.

 

Godís love is the most powerful force in the universe. When we are immersed in His love, we are protected from the evilness of our natures. Turning the other cheek is a divine miracle. Forgiving our enemies takes Godís power. And we can have free access to that power in His Word.

 

Do you have relationship problems? In your home, at work, in the church? Dear friend, Wordkeep with all your heart! It will solve any relationship problem in your own heart. You can be at peace, and live in harmony, as much as possible, even if someone else chooses to be unkind.

 

Jesus showed us how. He was abused and mistreated, but He always responded with kindness and forgiveness. His Word, applied to our hearts, will give us that same ability as we trust in Him.

 

What a precious gift God has given us in His Word. Letís treasure His love, and let it flow continually through our hearts.

Here are your ten texts for today.

 

Mat 11:29

Tmyuy, alom; fIamalih: aysfruys.

Matthew 11:29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

Mat 11:30

Fmyie, ambil.

Matthew 11:30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

Mat 28:19

Gyt, atan, btitnotF, aotS, aotHG:

Matthew 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

Mat 28:20

TttoatwIhcy: a, l, Iawya, euteotw. A.

Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

Mar 8:36

Fwsipam, ihsgtww, alhos?

Mark 8:36 For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?

Mar 8:37

Owsamgiefhs?

Mark 8:37 Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

Luk 19:10

FtSomictsatstwwl.

Luke 19:10 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.

Joh 1:1

ItbwtW, atWwwG, atWwG.

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

Joh 1:12

Bamarh, ttghptbtsoG, etttbohn:

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:

Joh 3:16

FGsltw, tHgHobS, twbiHsnp, bhel.

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.

 

In His Love,

Linda Kirk

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