Love: What It Is And Why We Should Be Glad (Part 2: A Glimpse From a Song)

“He left His Father’s throne above
So free, so infinite His grace—
Emptied Himself of all but love,
And bled for Adam’s helpless race:
’Tis mercy all, immense and free,
For O my God, it found out me!
’Tis mercy all, immense and free,
For O my God, it found out me!”

Moore to Ponder

Scripture References;

36Master, which is the great commandment in the law?37Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38This is the first and great commandment. 39And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 40On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. Matthew22:36-40 KJV

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be…

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Perfect Love: (Conclusion… Whose Mind is Stayed on Thee)

Originally posted on May 24, 2010 at 5:31 pm

I think the most important thing for me to remember is that the Lord wants us to take refuge in Him…

“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.”  Psalm 111:10 KJV

“Now if any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives to all generously and without criticizing, and it will be given to him.”  Psalm 111:10 HCSB

” The Lord redeems the life of His servants, and all who take refuge in Him will not be punished.”  Psalm 34:22

“Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God. And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.
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.  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. We love him, because he first loved us.”  1John 4:15-19
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I think I will have to conclude that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, but not the end or conclusion of wisdom. The fear of the Lord causes us to want to learn about Him through prayer and study. But the thing that the Lord wants us to achieve through this, the thing that He desires to “remain” in us as a result of drawing near Him, the gifts he longs for us to receive and never pass away are faith, hope, love, joy, and peace.  Below are some more verses on this subject that I have been discussing. We must interpret scripture with scripture.

“Now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.”  1 Corinthians 13:13 HCSB

“For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.”  Romans 15:4  KJV

“Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.”  Isaiah 26:3 KJV

The Spirit may show us our sins as we walk in the Light, but we are not to continually gaze at our sins or the sins of others. Once we see them we are to Look to Jesus our Lovely Savior, confess them, press into Him and “His” “Perfect Love”!

I am reposting the words to a song that describe God’s love.  Here is the link where you can read more and hear a version of the song:

https://pronetoponder.wordpress.com/2010/02/28/psalm-139-part-two-to-be-searched-known-and-loved/

The Love of God

  1. The love of God is greater far
    Than tongue or pen can ever tell;
    It goes beyond the highest star,
    And reaches to the lowest hell;
    The guilty pair, bowed down with care,
    God gave His Son to win;
    His erring child He reconciled,
    And pardoned from his sin. 

    • Refrain:
      Oh, love of God, how rich and pure!
      How measureless and strong!
      It shall forevermore endure—
      The saints’ and angels’ song.
  2. When hoary time shall pass away,
    And earthly thrones and kingdoms fall,
    When men who here refuse to pray,
    On rocks and hills and mountains call,
    God’s love so sure, shall still endure,
    All measureless and strong;
    Redeeming grace to Adam’s race—
    The saints’ and angels’ song.
  3. Could we with ink the ocean fill,
    And were the skies of parchment made,
    Were every stalk on earth a quill,
    And every man a scribe by trade;
    To write the love of God above
    Would drain the ocean dry;
    Nor could the scroll contain the whole,
    Though stretched from sky to sky

 

Do you know Jesus as your personal Savior and Lord?  Please click here: https://pronetoponder.wordpress.com/category/about-salvation-very-important-words/ and make sure.

Do you have a Bible? If you don’t have one, you need not worry. Just click here: www.biblegateway.com   They have many versions and translations of the Bible that you can read. Some of the best things in life are free!

 

Perfect Love: (Part 2…What Time I am Afraid)

“I have fear (both kinds). I can tell you that there is a type of fear that truly does torment. “Torment” is an interesting word, too, and if I am not mistaken “Torment” has it’s place, but that place is in Hell; not in the hearts and minds of God’s children.”

Moore to Ponder

Scripture references;

1 John 4

Test the Spirits

1Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 2This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, 3but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world.

4You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. 5They are from the world and therefore speak from the viewpoint of the world, and the world listens to them. 6We are…

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Perfect Love: (Part 1…Love- What it Really is and Why We Should Be Glad)

Moore to Ponder

Originally posted on January 12, 2010 at 2:01 am.

Scripture reference;


Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. Now we see but a poor reflection…

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What Time I Am Afraid

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Scripture references;

 1The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

 2He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

 3He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

 4Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

 5Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

 6Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever. Psalm 23 KJV

 1O lord, thou hast searched me, and known me.

 2Thou knowest…

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Psalm 40…The Lord Inclines : (Part 7)

“… Innumerable evils do surround the Lord’s children, and their iniquities (evil:– fault, mischief) can be more than the hairs on their heads, can overcome them to the point that they lose heart, but the Lord’s goodness and mercy is so much greater,… “

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Scripture Reference;

Psalm 40KJV

1I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.2He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.3And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD.4Blessed is that man that maketh the LORD his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.5Many, O LORD my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.6Sacrifice and offering thou didst…

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Psalm 40…The Lord Inclines (Part 2)

“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.” 1John 4:18 KJV

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Originally posted on June 8, 2010 at 7:24 pm

Scripture Reference;

I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.  He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.  And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD.  Blessed is that man that maketh the LORD his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.  Many, O LORD my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.  Sacrifice and offering thou didst…

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A Sense of Humor: A Laughing Matter? (Part 1)

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Scripture reference;

“A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.” Proverbs 17:22KJV
 11A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards. Proverbs 29:11 KJV

 10And David arose and fled that day for fear of Saul, and went to Achish the king of Gath.

 11And the servants of Achish said unto him, Is not this David the king of the land? did they not sing one to another of him in dances, saying, Saul hath slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands?

 12And David laid up these words in his heart, and was sore afraid of Achish the king of Gath.

 13And he changed his behaviour before them, and feigned himself mad in their hands, and scrabbled on the doors of the gate, and let his spittle…

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