All You Need is Love

Tuesday December 5, 2017 – All You Need is Love
Daniel 1-2 1 John 4

I finally reached the end of Ezekiel yesterday and I know that God has inspired the WHOLE Bible, but at times I struggle while Ezekiel recounts the measurements to the temple that God gave to him in a vision.   I know that this will be one of the things I will be interested to understand completely some day, but until that day there are portions of scripture like 1 John 4 that are so eloquent and clear that nothing else is really required to illuminate the teaching.   7 Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 9 This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. 10 This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. 11 Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 12 No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.

13 This is how we know that we live in him and he in us: He has given us of his Spirit. 14 And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. 15 If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in them and they in God. 16 And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. 17 This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus. 18 There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.

19 We love because he first loved us. 20 Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen. 21 And he has given us this command: Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister.

So even though the Beatles may not fully understand why there really was great truth in their phrase, “all you need is love.”

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Blessed to be married to the woman of my dreams and proud father of 4 amazing children – now young adults who are faithful Christ-followers. Together we believe in God the Father, Jesus Christ, His Son who died on the cross and rose from the dead as our Savior and in the Holy Spirit who dwells within us to be more than conquerors!

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