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live second: love

Live Second: Love

Love it is the greatest commandment! 

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I am doing my second of four segments from the book live second: 365 Ways to Make Jesus First by Doug Bender. We are to love God first! Showing love helps us to put God first! Then we are to love others second. When it says neighbors, it means EVERYONE! We are to show an Agape type of Love, A God type love to all people!

This love segment covers several of the segments in week 7. So I tied it all together in this one post. I used my notes that I take. I take notes with each day. Sometimes my notes are long and others they are very short. If you read this book, I would take notes. The book calls for some questions and answers too.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, 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.  (1 Corinthians 13:4-7)

The above verse tells us exactly what love is and what it doesn’t. This is coming from the Word of God in the Bible.

When I was reading on another segment dealing with love that section reminded me of a song by for King and Country called Proof of your Love. Where we are bankrupt without love.

God loved us while we still sinned against him. His love is so great that He gave us his Son, his one and only Son to die on the Cross for our sins so we may be saved.  Again Jesus tells us we are to love others. Showing love for others shows we are putting Jesus first. Jesus washed the disciples feet with humility. To clean them and show he forgave them. We should do the same. We are to become servants just like Jesus was. We are to strive to be more Christ like.

We need to be in unity with one another. Showing love to another. If we show anger, resentment we are not showing love. Love shows forgiveness. We should show love for on another in many ways. Another way is to pray for others, be concerned for their spirituality.

You can see more about love on my Fruit of the Spirit segment on “Love“.

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Steve Patterson

I am saved through the blood of Jesus Christ. I blog for God here at I serve as a youth leader, van driver and usher at my church. I also serve where ever else may be needed. I am working on a bachelor's degree in Theology. I also like to go out and hand out Gospel of John's and Gospel Tracts. I am a single father with custody of my almost adult child. I am a graphic designer too. Once an Eagle, Always an Eagle. I attained the rank of Eagle in the Boy Scouts of America in 1994.

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