Thursday, February 12, 2015

love lets others shine

Owe nothing to anyone—except for your obligation to love one another. If you love your neighbor, you will fulfill the requirements of God’s law.

Love is one of those things that when you try to define it or box it that it takes all different shapes.  Go to 10 different people and ask for a definition of love and you will get that many different definitions.

One of the reasons that both of those things is true is because our world has perverted loves.  Many people when they hear the word “love” they begin to think about sex or a relationship.  But the purest form, the God kind of form, is a characteristic that is living, interacting and so very strong.

That first verse says that we are obligated to love other people.  The law of God, the plan of God and the purpose He put in us is all wrapped up in love.  Love is how we care for others.  Love pushes self aside and lets others shine.  We owe it to let other people shine.

Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins.

Love covers all kinds of things.  Showing deep love for other people shines a light on the great things of life and on the people that matter to you.  I really like this phrase of “show deep love”. 

But if you define and use love the way that the world defines it you will miss the best of life and what real love is.  Deep love takes commitments.  Deep love often makes you work harder or even wait longer. 

As love covers all kinds of sin what love does coming from us to others is beings out the best, makes the best in people to shine.  I want to help people shine the way that God intends for them to shine.

Your love has given me much joy and comfort, my brother, for your kindness has often refreshed the hearts of God’s people.

Lets bring this to a close.  Real love, Godly love, pure love allows others to shine.  I believe that shining brings use amounts of joy and comfort.  That love refreshes others. 

Real love helps others shine and is like a refreshing wind that keeps you going and makes you ready for what is coming next.

John 1:5  NASB
The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.

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