Walk in the way of love

Ephesians 5:1-2

“Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.”

I John 4:7-8

“Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.”

       What kind of love distinguishes followers of Christ?

John 13:1, 3-5

“Jesus knew that the hour had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.”

“Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God; so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist. After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him. 

John 13:34-35

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

How does love behave?

I Corinthians 13:4-8a

  • Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
  • It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
  • Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
  • It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
  • Love never fails.

For a detailed look at each quality of love, see Love Defined.

See also: What if I don’t feel love?

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Steve Cornell

About Wisdomforlife

Just another worker in God's field.
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1 Response to Walk in the way of love

  1. Reblogged this on Wisdomforlife and commented:

    Quick reminder of what love looks like in action.

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