Godly Love Is From God And A Genuine Gift

Of the many types of love, godly love is given as a quality of the Holy Spirit. Therefore, it is a gift from God and is not linked to our emotions.

Created: Monday, November 7, 2022

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Love is patient, and is kind; charity (love) does not envy; love does not boast, and is not arrogant; 5 It is not rude, does not insist on its own way, is not easily provoked, love keeps no account of wrongs suffered;

6 It does not rejoice in injustice, but rejoices in the truth; 7 Bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 8 Love never fails: … (from 1 Corinthians 13:4-8a RKJNT). [read 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 (4-8)]

Godly Love Is From God And A Genuine Gift

Godly—agape (ag-ah’-pay)—love is very different from natural—philautos (fil’-au-tos)—love; 1 Corinthians 13 (especially verses 4-8) covers some of the elements of love but other scriptures also help us know about Godly love. Excuse me for not elaborating but God’s word speaks for itself and His Spirit agrees with its truth. Meditate on God’s word, let it speak life into you, and let it guide you as you walk in the Spirit..

Hope always

Hope does not disappoint because the love of God has been shed abroad in our hearts. It comes through Holy Spirit, which is God’s gift to us. Romans 5:5 (NSB) [read Romans 5:1-5 (5)].

(Agape) love is a genuine gift from God via the Holy Spirit. It is similar to God’s grace, it is not something that we earned.

So, as dearly loved children, you people should [try to] be like God. 2 Live in a loving way, just like Christ loved us and gave Himself up [to die] for us as an offering and fragrant smelling sacrifice to God. Ephesians 5:1-2 (AUV) [read Ephesians 5:1-7 (5)].

What is Godly love?

Love is…

  • Patient (endure all things without anger or complaint) and Kind (is tender, selfless and giving). That is, it teams up with two of the qualities (fruit) of the Spirit, patience and kindness.
  • Not arrogant, rude, or easily provoked.
  • From God (1 John 4:7) and made perfect in us (1 John 4:12) [read 1 John 4:7-16 (7 and 12)].

Charity (love)…

  • Keeps no account of wrongs suffered and rejoices in the truth.
  • Bears {patiently endures} all things, Believes {trust Christ in} all things, hopes all things and endures all things.
  • Helps you love others as much as you love yourself (Mark 12:33) [read Mark 12:28-34 (33)].

Love does not…

  • Envy, boast or insist on its own way.
  • Rejoice in injustice or do anything wrong to a neighbor (Romans 13:10) [read Romans 13:8-10 (10)].
  • Hate his fellow Christian (1 John 4:20-21) or hate God’s word {teaching or correction}. (John 14:24 and Proverbs 15:12) [read John 14:19-24 (24)].

Godly Love – wrap-up

Romans 12:9-13

Your love must be real. Hate what is evil. Hold on to what is good. 10 Love each other like brothers and sisters. Give your brothers and sisters more honor than you want for yourselves. 11 Do not be lazy but work hard. Serve the Lord with all your heart. 12 Be joyful because you have hope. Be patient when trouble comes. Pray at all times. 13 Share with God’s people who need help. Bring strangers in need into your homes. (ICB) [read Romans 12:9-21]

Godly love is a love that we receive from God, it is divine, pure, and genuine. Show and give Godly love; let those you love know that you love them by saying it with words and actions. I pray that we come to fully understand the love of Jesus Christ our God—love that is far beyond our natural ability to understand but made known to us through the precious gift of the Spirit and His word. [read Ephesians 3:14-19 and Ephesians 4:7-5:7].

I pray that you have enjoyed and will make the most of this Bible snack. Blessings to you and your loved ones— Tim. ☺

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2 thoughts on “Godly Love Is From God And A Genuine Gift

  1. Thank you, Marlona, for the question and for taking the time to view this Bible snack. He speaks to us in various ways 1) through his Word. 2) also through other people, I remember just before Pett (for the benefit of others, Pett is my mother) died, I had just returned to So Cal and during one of my home bible studies in Inglewood, one of the mothers said, “Elder the Lord told me to tell you to go back”. I got there on the day she died and had enough time to hold her and let her go. 3) He often speaks to me directly, usually in a very soft voice. I get chills and feel anointed when he speaks. We should know his voice because of having his Spirit, the Spirit makes us know that he’s speaking to us. If you don’t mind, I will do a lesson or snack on this topic so we have the Word to back it up.
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