Love unites. Love is one of the most powerful fores in the world. We long for love. We long to be loved and we long to love. It is the food for the soul. Without love our emotions dry up and our hearts become hardened. It is a friendship love that unites friends and it is a brotherly love that unites family. It is romantic love that unites a couple in marriage. However, it is only God’s love that can sustain any of these relationships. God’s love is the purest love ever known. No one can know God’s love unless they know God. God’s love is called agape love because it is a love that is not conditional on the other person.
Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. We have come to know and have believed the love which God has for us. God is love, and the one who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. I John 4:15,16
Believing in and confessing Jesus Christ as the Son of God allows a person to come into the personal knowledge of the love of God. God abides in the that person and that person abides in God. Jesus Christ was the fullest and greatest expression of God’s love. We do not deserve God’s love and yet it has been poured out on us through Jesus Christ.
for this is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for forgiveness of sins. Matthew 26:28
The life of Jesus Christ was was sacrificed for the forgiveness of sins. His blood was poured out for us. It was love that sent Jesus Christ to the cross to die for us.
For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. John 3:16
For God so loved us He gave His only begotten Son.
I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep. John 10:11
Jesus laid down His life for us.
because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us. Romans 5:5b
God’s love has been poured out within us through His Holy Spirit who has been given to us. It is His love that unites us. Our love for Him and our love for each other. He came to love us.
Beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity. Colossians 3:14
Love covers a multitude of sins. People will either see our sins or they will see our love. When they see our love they no longer see our sins.
Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins. I Peter 4:8
How did Jesus love us? He laid down His life for us. We also ought to lay down our lives for each other.
We know love by this, that He laid down His life for us; and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. I John 3:16
How do we know when we truly love each other? It is when we keep His commandments that His love is expressed towards each other.
By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and observe His commandments. I John 5:2
What is the outcome when we love each other? The world will know that we are Christians by our love for one another. God is love and love is the expression of who God is.
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another. John 13:34,35
When we love as the Lord has commanded us there will be no division. There will be unity for love is the perfect bond of unity.