When there is the union of love given and love received it generates a far greater love than what originally existed. The one who loves grows. The one loved will add on the dynamic of being the one who loves. Two become one in love.
True love is never static. It perpetuates, emanates and overflows. Love knows no boundary or limit. It is freely given.
The nature of anything that is loved and that does love will change. The proofs of love are apparent. As warmth is a natural result of the sun rays making contact to the skin, so is the evidence of a person filled with love. It radiates out.
God is love. The love of God is freely given. When it is received the resulting affects and evidences are joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness and goodness. Only with the true love of God within us can we have absolute faith and trust in Jesus Christ as our Savior and God the Father.
The experience and knowledge of the love of God produces a settled nature because it can rest in the comfort and security of God. A settled nature is meek and calm. It doesn’t provoke, cause strife or envy.
The love of God and His son within us and our love returned to the Divine have a resulting effect of righteousness. All attributes of God’s love are righteousness. All attributes of hate and the devil are unrighteous. Bitterness, wrath, clamour, evil speaking, malice, lust and works of the flesh all are results of hate and unrighteousness.
Jesus said, “He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him” (John 14:21).
“If ye love me, keep my commandments” (John 14:15).
“Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him” (John 14:23).
The righteousness of Jesus and the mercy of God all come from love. God’s word and commandment are the resulting effects of that love. We do as we love.
“But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him” (1 John 2:5).
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