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Love is; Day 8

Jodee Schrlau

Love is; Day 8

Faith works by love   …what matters is faith working through love.  Galatians 5:6   Strong's Concordance energeó: to be at work, to work, to do Definition: I work, am operative, am at work, am made to work, accomplish; mid: I work, display activity.  Working is the word energéō which means , energize, working in a situation which brings it from one stage (point) to the next, like an electrical current energizing a wire, bringing it to a shining light bulb. It is also the word effective in James 5:16 " The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much."  A great example of faith working by love is...

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Love is; Day 7

Jodee Schrlau

Love is; Day 7

Love yourself  Honor your father and mother. Love your neighbor as yourself.'" Matthew 19:19  A second is equally important: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' Matthew 22:39  For the whole Law is fulfilled in one word, in the statement, "YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF." Galatians 5:14  Love- agape  yourself -  relating to yourself, as you bring the action (attention) back to (on) yourself.  We are instructed to love ourselves.  This is not a prideful, worldly type of loving oneself, but practicing agape toward ourselves.  Remember agape is goodwill, benevolence, and willful delight in the object of love, involving faithfulness and commitment....

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Love is: Day 6

Jodee Schrlau

Love is: Day 6

Love fulfills the law   For the whole Law is fulfilled in one word, in the statement, "YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF." Galatians 5:14   So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets. Matthew 7:12   Be indebted to no one, except to one another in love, for he who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the Law. Romans 13:8   In loving, we fulfill the law and open ourselves up to the blessing that comes from obeying the law!  The good news, as...

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Love is: Day 5

Jodee Schrlau

Love is: Day 5

We can love because God loved us first, placed that ability to love in our hearts and gives us the power to do it.  We just have to be willing.  Agape is not something we can work up or make happen.  It has been written on our hearts and comes by revelation.   Beloved, let us love one another, because love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God 1 John 4:7  We love, because He first loved us. 1 John 4:19  Now about brotherly love, you do not need anyone to write to...

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Love is: Day 4

Jodee Schrlau

Love is:  Day 4

Devoted to Love Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Outdo yourselves in honoring one another Romans 12:10 Let brotherly love continue. Hebrews 13:1   Phileo refers to brotherly love as in a close friendship or best friends. It is generous and affectionate love that seeks to make the person other happy. Phileo love involves feelings of warmth and often comes naturally as friendships develop. David and Jonathan is an excellent illustration of phileo love: “After David had finished talking with Saul, Jonathan became one in spirit with David, and he loved him as himself. . . . And Jonathan made a covenant with David...

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