If Love Is Not Present, Neither Is God! Without Love, which includes forgiving everyone of their transgressions, we have no recognizable fruit. We then become clanging cymbals, lots of noise. Without Love, we can expect eternal separation from the Heavenly Father; for what we sow, so shall we reap.
Repent! Repent! Repent! Not much time left to remove seeds of bitterness!
Old Video To Remind Us Of What We Sound Like Without Love; A Heardened Heart is Like Someone without a Heart.
“You clinking clanking clattering collection of caliginous junk!”
1 Timothy 6:1-10 (HCSB)
All who are under the yoke as slaves must regard their own masters to be worthy of all respect, so that God’s name and His teaching will not be blasphemed. Those who have believing masters should not be disrespectful to them because they are brothers, but should serve them better, since those who benefit from their service are believers and dearly loved.
Teach and encourage these things.
If anyone teaches other doctrine and does not agree with the sound teaching of our Lord Jesus Christ and with the teaching that promotes godliness, he is conceited, understanding nothing, but has a sick interest in disputes and arguments over words.
From these come envy, quarreling, slander, evil suspicions, and constant disagreement among people whose minds are depraved and deprived of the truth, who imagine that godliness is a way to material gain.
But godliness with contentment is a great gain.
For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out.
But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with these.
But those who want to be rich fall into temptation, a trap, and many foolish and harmful desires, which plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, and by craving it, some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pains.
1 Corinthians 13:1-13 (HCSB)
If I speak human or angelic languages but do not have love,
I am a sounding gong or a clanging cymbal.
If I have the gift of prophecy and understand all mysteries
and all knowledge, and if I have all faith
so that I can move mountains
but do not have love, I am nothing.
And if I donate all my goods to feed the poor,
and if I give my body in order to boast
but do not have love, I gain nothing.
Love is patient, love is kind.
Love does not envy, is not boastful, is not conceited,
does not act improperly,
is not selfish, is not provoked,
and does not keep a record of wrongs.
Love finds no joy in unrighteousness
but rejoices in the truth.
It bears all things, believes all things,
hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never ends. But as for prophecies,
they will come to an end;
as for languages, they will cease;
as for knowledge, it will come to an end.
For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.
But when the perfect comes, the partial will come to an end.
When I was a child, I spoke like a child,
I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child.
When I became a man, I put aside childish things.
For now we see indistinctly, as in a mirror,
but then face to face.
Now I know in part, but then I will know fully,
as I am fully known.
Now these three remain:
faith, hope, and love.
But the greatest of these is love.
1 John 4:7-12 (HCSB)
Dear friends, let us love one another, because love is from God, and everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. The one who does not love does not know God, because God is love. God’s love was revealed among us in this way: God sent His One and Only Son into the world so that we might live through Him. Love consists in this: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Dear friends, if God loved us in this way, we also must love one another. No one has ever seen God. If we love one another, God remains in us and His love is perfected in us.
Galatians 6:7-9 (HCSB)
Don’t be deceived: God is not mocked. For whatever a man sows he will also reap, because the one who sows to his flesh will reap corruption from the flesh, but the one who sows to the Spirit will reap eternal life from the Spirit. So we must not get tired of doing good, for we will reap at the proper time if we don’t give up.
“Love Lifted Me” – Hymn
“Just A Closer Walk With Thee” Hymn
All are welcome here on the blog. Give all praises to the Lord, as he is worthy to be praised.
The virtual trash can is used to hold anything that brings in discord. All of the following will get tossed in it: foul language, slander(defaming someone’s character), gossip, prophecy that contradicts any scripture, false witness, false accusations, hostility, anger, malice, lies, strife, quarrels, debates, hatred, deceit, hypocrisy, and anything similar. Bye Bye It Goes.
Keep pressing onward and upward. Share the truth without compromise. If someone refuses the truth in God’s word, just dust off your shoes and turn them over to the Lord in prayer. Never react to them in anger, but always kindness. These funny baby pictures are to share humor in something that truly is very serious.