Meditate with Power!
God’s Signature, Love!
I John 4:7 Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God.
Meditate on God’s Word! One of the most powerful things thats happens when we become Christians is our new ability to love the lost. Once God opens our eyes to our former condition it is hard to not to extend that forgiveness to others in our lives. Once we, too, were foolish and disobedient. We were misled and became slaves to many lusts and pleasures. Our lives were full of evil and envy, and we hated each other. 4 But—When God our Savior revealed his kindness and love, 5 he saved us, not because of the righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He washed away our sins, giving us a new birth and new life through the Holy Spirit.[a] 6 He generously poured out the Spirit upon us through Jesus Christ our Savior. Titus 3:3-6
Even though we may struggle with not liking everyone in our lives, we know in our hearts that we must forgive others as God has forgiven us. As Paul taught the early church to forgiven each other so we are to forgive each other. I am not overstating it when I say that the man who caused all the trouble hurt all of you more than he hurt me. 6 Most of you opposed him, and that was punishment enough. 7 Now, however, it is time to forgive and comfort him. Otherwise he may be overcome by discouragement. 8 So I urge you now to reaffirm your love for him. 2 Corinthians 6:5-8. So the signature or fingerprint of God is forgiveness and it is a good reminder to all of us, including Christians, that we need to practice and give freely what God has given us, love and forgiveness. God showed how much he loved us by sending his one and only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through him. 10 This is real love—not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins. 11 Dear friends, since God loved us that much, we surely ought to love each other.12 No one has ever seen God. But if we love each other, God lives in us, and his love is brought to full expression in us.13 And God has given us his Spirit as proof that we live in him and he in us. I John 4:9-13
May our lives be a model of the love of God to others, believers and unbelievers alike. There is no difference to God as there should be no difference to us as God is love. Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God. I John 4:7