Context: By the time I had written and posted “A crash course on suffering”(https://wp.me/p45bCr-bTR), I was exhausted, and had yet another migraine. So with a sense of relief, here is today’s much simpler blog, for which I am very grateful:
I love you, Lord (Psalm 18:1; NLT).
Each day the Lord pours his unfailing love upon me.
(Psalm 42:8; NLT).
1. I love you,
And you love me.
I look around:
You’re all I see
2. In everyone
And everything –
My Shepherd, Saviour,
Priest and King.
3. You love me,
And I love you.
I look within:
You live there, too!
4. So, may I show
Our love today
In all I think, and do,
I want you to show love (Hosea 6:6; NLT).
1. God is love (1 John 4:8; NLT).
He loves us with unfailing love (Psalm 117:2; NLT).
2. There is one Lord …who is over all and in all and living through all (Ephesians 4:5; NLT).
The Lord is my shepherd; I have all that I need (Psalm 23:1; NLT).
I am the Lord, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior (Isaiah 43:3; NLT).
“My Lord and my God!” Thomas exclaimed (John 20:28; NLT).
God [is] the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords (1 Timothy 6:15; NIV).
3. You are the temple of the living God. As God has said: “I will dwell in them and walk among them. I will be their God, and they shall be My people” (2 Corinthians 6:16; NKJV).
God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them (1 John 4:16; NIV).
4. Those who obey God’s word truly show how completely they love him. That is how we know we are living in him. Those who say they live in God should live their lives as Jesus did. Dear friends, I am not writing a new commandment for you; rather it is an old one you have had from the very beginning. This old commandment – to love one another – is the same message you heard before. Yet it is also new. Jesus lived the truth of this commandment, and you also are living it (1 John 2:5-8; NLT).
Love your neighbour as yourself (Leviticus 19:18; NLT).
Love the stranger (Deuteronomy 10:19; NKJV).
Show love to foreigners (Deuteronomy 10:19; NLT).
Love your enemies (Matthew 5:44; NLT).
Take care lest there be an unworthy thought in your heart (Deuteronomy 15:9; ESV).
Do everything with love (1 Corinthians 16:13-14; NLT).
We will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ (Ephesians 4:15; NLT).