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1 John 4:8

April 1, 2008 Leave a comment

John writes, “The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love” (NASB).

Again we are reminded that God is the ultimate source of love, not humans.

If someone is not characterized by love, the solution to the problem is not more education or better tolerance training. Rather, the key is to know God better and better.

For instance, if a conservative Christian consistently acts and speaks unlovingly towards a group of people (gays, Democrats, etc.), the direct approach will not be useful. Rather, remind them of Jesus’ own words.

Only when convicted by God will this person soften in tone and treat their enemies as Jesus commands.

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1 John 4:7

April 1, 2008 Leave a comment

The source of all love is from God.

When I choose to love, I will be able to sustain this godly behavior only by relying upon the Lord as my source of all love.

Please remind me that you’re my source of all true love, Lord!

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