Christian, Love as You Have Been Loved

Be patient, for God is patient with all those He has chosen so that not one will perish. (II Peter 3:9) Be kind, for it was and is the kindness of God that leads us to repentance. (Romans 2:4) Do not be jealous, for how should we consider ourselves more important than another when our Savior Himself did not count equality with God a thing to be held onto but emptied Himself to take on the form of a bond-servant. (Philippians 2:3-7) Do not brag for it is not even by our own doing that we are in Christ, yes, let him who boasts, boast in the LORD. (I Corinthians 1:29-31) Let us not be arrogant for it was our Lord Jesus Christ who, though He was rich, yet for our sake, became poor. (II Corinthians 8:9) Do not act unbecomingly for although we were formerly alienated and hostile in mind yet Christ has now reconciled us in His fleshy body through death in order to present us before Him holy and blameless and beyond reproach. (Colossians 1:21-22) Let us not seek our own for we ourselves are not our own but were bought with a price. (I Corinthians 6:19-20) Do not be provoked for our sovereign King was reviled and yet did not revile in return. (I Peter 2:23) Let us not take into account a wrong suffered for it was our sins that were like scarlet and yet Christ has made them white like snow. (Isaiah 1:18) Do not rejoice in unrighteousness for it was Christ who suffered for our sin, the righteous for the unrighteous. (I Peter 3:18) Yet, let us rejoice in the truth, for it is the truth that has set us free. (John 8:32)

Let us bear all things for it was Christ Jesus who poured out Himself to death and bore the sins of many. (Isaiah 53:12) Let us believe all things for it is to our own Master that we will stand or fall and it is the Lord who will make us stand. (Romans 14:4) Let us hope all things for it is in hope that we have been saved. (Romans 8:24) Let us endure all things for just as we share in the sufferings of Christ we shall also be heirs with Him. (Romans 8:17) Love will not fail for God is love. (I John 4:16)

Truly, truly, in this is love, not that we have loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. (I John 4:10-11) Truly, we love, because He first loved us. (I John 4:19)

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