Without love, the world would be in chaos and violence. Love gives the world a sense of BALANCE. Love makes the world go around; it's the element that holds the world together. God blessed this world to be fruitful and to magnify His Name. All creation should acknowledge the Creator, God Almighty! There is none like Him nor any that can make war with Him. God is everywhere and knows everything; He can see all things. The world that God created was a place of peace and harmony until sin entered the world. Because of the creature's disobedience, SIN and DEATH came into the world. Adam's disobedience caused all men to be born in sin. We had no choice of being born in sin, but we do have the choice to do that which is RIGHT. Sin is not EXCUSED; all sin must be paid in full. There are no layaway plans nor sacrifices of rams and goats. God forgives us of our sins because of His great love for man. God sent His Son Jesus Christ to redeem man. By the obedience of Christ, man has the opportunity to become free of sin. Love is more than a notion, it's ACTION. It is not what you say but what you do. Christ taught about the characteristics of love and its unselfishness. To fulfill the will of God must be done out of love. In the bible (KJV) St. John 10:17-18, "Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I may take it again. No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father." He that received the commandment can give the commandment. Then Jesus says in St. John 13:34-35, "A new commandment I give unto you, That you love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples if ye have love one to another." A commandment is not a request nor an expectation, it is a must-do. Forgiveness is the first step to love and unselfishness is the key to abiding in love. I John 4:7, "Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and everyone that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God." When we follow Jesus, we must love as He loved. Let Christ be seen in you by the love that you share. Love! Love! Love!
thunder the baptist
putting the Lord's business in the street