Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect

“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the Continue reading Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect

But God

But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved) …

This is love: not that we loved God, but he loved us and sent his Son for our sins

“This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved Continue reading This is love: not that we loved God, but he loved us and sent his Son for our sins

In this world we are like Jesus/Perfect love drives out fear

“And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus. There Continue reading In this world we are like Jesus/Perfect love drives out fear

Set me as a seal over your heart, for love is as strong as death

“Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm; for love is as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as the grave. It burns like blazing fire, like a mighty flame. Many waters cannot quench love; rivers cannot sweep it away. If one were to give all the wealth of Continue reading Set me as a seal over your heart, for love is as strong as death