LOVE/Let us keep in mind this is the most important quality (1 Peter 4:8)! This trait should be used with all other traits (1 Cor.13). Some have a hard time understnading how one can use rebuke with love. (i suggest the rebuke blog for the Documentation)! Christians are concerned for all.
* The Fear (reverance) of the Lord is the Beginning - Psalm 111:10 / Proverbs 1:7 / Proverbs 9:10 This matures into LOVE and an individual relationship with YHVH.
* 1st John 4:18-There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment.He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
2 Tim.1:7 - For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a soundmind.
Deut.6:2That thou mightest fear the LORD thy God, to keep all his statutes and his commandments, which I command thee, thou, and thy son, and thy son's son, all the days of thy life; and that thy days may be prolonged.
("fear" here is translated from ירא yare H#3372- Revere, (reverance- fear and love/ respect), fear. (to honor)
Deut.6:5 And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.
1st John 4:16(:7-21)-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.
Note: Pro. 1:7 & Job 28:28 (H#3374),.....-Fear taken back to original context would be to reverence.Deut.10:12( fear, to bow, to LOVE, to worship, To hold up above, to hold in high reguard)Jn.14:15/1st John5:3
As Christians we are never to condem another-As to say they have no hope of salvation-As to which the term fool means in Matt.5:22!We are to spread the message of salvation. Love overcomes all. His love forgives us of sin!
Rev. 3:19-As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
Luke 6:27-38=Matt. 7:43-48/Rom.12:20&21Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good. /Matt.19:19/Eph. 6:21-24
*1 John 4:7-8 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.:)
* Anyone who shows Love to another has some understanding of what it is to be an instrument of God and apart of the oneness (Elohim). However one needs to Embrace YHVH and his mercy above all things. If you dont embrace the Passover sacrifice you are embraceing death.
* John 3:16 (King James Version)
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.
* 2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
All love comes from God, that doesn't take away from those who love us but rather adds to them!
* Deut.6:4-5 God is The Heart Knower- Acts 1:24/ Ps.44:21/ Proverbs 17:3/ Acts 15:8/ 1 Samuel 16:7/ 1 Chron.29:17/ 1 Chron.28:9/ Luke 16:15-17/ Ps.139:1-4/ Heb.4:12/ Mk.2:6-8 Matt.9:4/ Lk. 6:45/ Rev.2:23/ 1 Cor.4:5/ Proverbs 4:23/ Rom.2:16/ Is. 44:18/ Deut.8:2/ Deut.13:3/ 1 Kings 8:39/ Ps.17:3/ Proverbs12:20/ Ps.7:9-10/ Dan.2:30/ Ps.139:23/ 2 Chron.6:30/ Proverbs 12:23/ Lk. 16:15/ Rom. 2:16/ Proverbs 23:7/ Rom. 8:27
God wants our love over burnt sacrifice Hosea 6:6.
Circumcision is of the heart. Rom. 2:29 But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God./ Deut.10:16;30:6/ Jer.4:4/ Rom.2:25-29/ Jer.17:9-10/ Matt.5:8/ Jas.4:8 / Acts 2:37/ Col.2:10-11/ Jer. 31:33/ Jer.24:7/ 2 Cor.3:2/ Eph.3:17/ Eze.11:19
Eph.4:31-32 (Rom.2:4-8) Lk.6:45
The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledgeledge: but the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness.
1 John 3:20
For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things
other suggested blogs are Spiritual Discernment, Rebuke, Patience ..........
Prov.22:24-25 Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go: Lest thou learn his ways, and get a snare to thy soul.
Matt.10:32-34 Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven. Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
(Against who? Those who reject Him) Righteous Judgement
Mk.3:5 And when he had looked round about on them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts, he saith unto the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it out: and his hand was restored whole as the other.
He isnt angry at his people and Does call them friends! Note how Jesus was even concerned about those who had hardened their hearts. (rebuke is done out of concern).
Jn.15:15 Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.
Anger isnt edifying. It leads to destruction. Yeshua (Jesus) came not to do his own will but the will of the Father (YHVH). Righteous indignation is far from the personal wrath of an individual. (In Matt 21 Jesus cleanses the temple out of devine judgement as well)
* 1 Cor.13:1/ *Rom 12:18
Gal.6:1 Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault (sin), ye which are spiritual (not carnal), restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.
If you are struggleing with same fault you aren't qualified to restore someone with same fault.
Christainity is NOT being "nice". Nice at its roots means ignorant. Being nice towards those who want to kill u will get you killed. Again/ The LORD describes His chastisement as a way he shows us love, and tells us how rebuke is a Christain tactic.
Word Origin & History
late 13c., "foolish, stupid, senseless," from O.Fr. nice "silly, foolish," from L. nescius "ignorant," lit. "not-knowing," from ne- "not" (see un-) + stem of scire "to know." "The sense development has been extraordinary, even for an adj." [Weekley] -- from "timid" (pre-1300);
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
1 Cor.13:8 (KJV)
Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.
Charity here is the Greek agape- G#25
love, that is, affection or benevolence; specifically (plural) a love feast: - (feast of) charity ([-ably]), dear, love.
Love never fails!
Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. (Ps.34:14)
- dissimulation- (hypocrisy)
- Abhor- detest
Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
14Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
15Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
16Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
God wants our Love (Praise) / a personal relationship more than any thing else we could offer or achieve. Prov.21:3, 1 Sam.15:22, Hos.6:6, Col.3:14, 1 Cor.13, 1 Pet.4:8
Jer.9:23-24 Thus saith the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches: But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the LORD.
Jer.4:14 O Jerusalem, wash thine heart from wickedness, that thou mayest be saved. How long shall thy vain thoughts lodge within thee?
1 Jn.4:20- 1Jn.5:3 (The enemy is known to embed its self among the brethern in attempt to pervert the body, thank God for discernment) Rom.16:16-17
What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him? If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit? Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.
Ephesians 4:31-32 (King James Version)
31Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:
32And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.
Biblical Love is often described as living according to the Law (Torah). 2 Jn.1:6/ 1 Jn.5:2,3/ Jn.15:10/ Jn.14:15,21/ Dan.9:4/ Ps.119:47,48,127/ Neh.1:5/ Josh. 22:5/ Deut. 5:10; 7:9; 11:1,13,22; 19:9; 30:16/ Ex.20:6.....