Who Do We Love
- We love God.
(1John 4:19 KJV) We love him, because he first loved us.
- We love strangers.
(Deuteronomy 10:19 KJV) Love ye therefore the stranger: for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.
- We love enemies.
(Matthew 5:44 KJV) But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
- We love brothers and sisters in Christ.
(1John 4:12 KJV) No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.
- We love friends.
(John 15:13 KJV) Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
- We love neighbors.
(Mark 12:31 KJV) And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.
- We love all men.
(1Thessalonians 3:12 KJV) And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you:
Additional Notes on Love
It takes faith – not feelings – to love.
(Ephesians 6:23 KJV) Peace be to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
(Ephesians 3:17 KJV) That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love . . .
(Galatians 5:6 KJV) For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love.
- We are to never stop growing in love.
(Philippians 1:9 KJV) And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment;
(2Thessalonians 3:5 KJV) And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ.
- There is no fear in love.
(1John 4:17 KJV) Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.
(1John 4:18 KJV) There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
(2Timothy 1:7 KJV) For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
- It takes work to STAY in the love of God.
(Judges 1:21 KJV) Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.
(John 15:10 KJV) If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love.
(1Timothy 6:11 KJV) But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
(1Thessalonians 5:8 KJV) But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.