BEFORE YOU CAN LOVE OTHERS, YOU MUST RECEIVE GOD’S LOVE FOR YOURSELF BECAUSE YOU CANNOT GIVE AWAY SOMETHING YOU DON’T HAVE.
TRUE STORY: We are inherently selfish as we are sinful to begin with. However, this state of being can be corrected. The correction is contingent upon belief in our Heavenly Father’s love for us, which was demonstrated through the gift. The gift to us was Jesus. Jesus is God’s one and only begotten son, whom God allowed to be sacrificed for us and our sins and it shows God’s love for us. Until we believe and accept this truth, we will remain powerless to sin, which encompasses many unpleasant qualities found in our sinful natures. The only way to eliminate these qualities is to accept and wholeheartedly believe in sin’s offering, which is Jesus. God can and will handle the rest. The rest refers reconciliation, which encompasses restoration. Love for God, yourself, and others is found within restoration. You are incapable of loving anything unless you believe and accept the love God has shown to us through his son, Jesus. Listen: Do yourself a favor, grasp this understanding sooner than later.
Topic is courtesy of : December 10, 2012- Weekly Wisdom from Christ Notes
Related Scriptures: JOHN 3:16, ROMANS 5:8, 1 JOHN 3:16, 1 JOHN 4:9-10, ROMANS 5:5, 1 JOHN 4:11, MATTHEW 5: 43-47, MARK 12: 28-31, LUKE 6: 27-35, JOHN 13:34-35, JOHN 15: 12,17, 1 JOHN 4:7
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