VALENTINE'S DAY 2018
It is a day set aside for us to go all out in showing our love to others. Found throughout the New Testament, the word love is called philadelphia, the brotherly love (kindness). We find it numerous times in scriptures such as Titus 2 and 3; in Paul's writings of 1 Timothy 4:9, Romans 12:10, 1 Thess. 4:9.
How will we show lovingkindness to others today?
And then there is the word for love, which is found mostly in the 4 gospels-agapao, meaning to love (in a moral and social sense). Matthew 5:23-26, Mark 12:30-33, Luke 6:27-35, John 14. The disciple John wrote about love in his three books, 1,2,and 3 John.
How can we show moral and social love today? Will we do the right thing?
In Psalm 119, David spoke of loving exceedingly God's name, commands, precepts, law, and testimonies. Will we be like David?
And then there is the ultimate love of God toward us. How did God demonstrate love? He gave His only Son, Jesus to die so we can have everlasting life. (John 3:16) That is the highest form of love, don't you think?
Jesus said in John 15:9, As the Father hath loved Me, so have I loved you: continue in My love.
It can't get any better, folks.
May you have a lovely day. May the love of Jesus pour down on you and show you with blessings overflowing.