Promote Love

And let us be concerned about one another in order to promote love and good works, not staying away from our worship meetings, as some habitually do, but encouraging each other, and all the more as you see the day drawing near. Hebrews 10:24-25

“God is love” is written upon every opening bud, upon every spire of springing grass. The lovely birds making the air vocal with their happy songs, the delicately tinted flowers in their perfection perfuming the air, the lofty trees of the forest with their rich foliage of living green—all testify to the tender, fatherly care of our God and to His desire to make His children happy. – {Steps to Christ p.10.1}

Love is the theme of the Gospel. Love is spoken of in the Bible from Genesis to revelation. Love is demonstrated, elaborated, expressed, and shown in many different ways. Love is the first reaction of heaven to man after sin. Love came as a quick relief, it came as daily reminder, it came as a promise and it came as a hope. In the wake of sin, love did not appear as a new thing but reveled the depth of love never imagined and not understood by mortal man to date. Love came as a the final solution to sin. "In the agony of Gethsemane, the death of Calvary, the heart of Infinite Love paid the price of our redemption."{Steps to Christ p.13.2}
Love was then commissioned to humanity to be shared with others for Christ's sake. To make known the love of God on earth. When Jesus commanded "Go Ye.." He commissioned to Love, to have compassion, to care to be mindful of others, to share, and to be A doorway of salvation to all. That is the theme all over scriptures, so.. "Let brotherly love continue." Hebrews 13:1
"Indeed, if you keep the royal law prescribed in the Scripture, Love your neighbor as yourself, you are doing well." James 2:8
The Love of God was a constant presence in the life of Adam and Eve, experienced before sin( remember God visiting and walking in the garden with Adam and Eve?) with and proven to be unconditional after sin. Mercy is one of the manifestations of God's love. It continued even in the life of his people Israel. It was present and visible in action through out the Old Testament. Love is visible in obedience as much as is present in disobedience to God's law.
When we respond with obedience to God's love we get rewarded with, special protection, victories, abundant provision, prosperity wisdom, joy among other blessings.
and in God's presence in their midst.

"He has granted men the privilege of becoming partakers of the divine nature and, in their turn, of diffusing blessings to their fellow men. This is the highest honor, the greatest joy, that it is possible for God to bestow upon men. Those who thus become participants in labors of love are brought nearest to their Creator." – {SC 79.1}

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