Only Love

ONLY LOVE
Published by Deborah Negron- Child of God
December 7, 2022

We will have to give an account to the Lord one day for every word we have spoken.
For every deed we have done both good and bad we will have to respond.

Our words matter. Our actions matter.
The God of reconciliation calls us to be at peace with one another. Regardless of the past, wr are to see one another through the newness of life Christ has wrought in us. We are to forgive, hold in high esteem and consider one another as Christ has. He has overlooked our sin and has given us mercy snf grace. Thus we can come before the throne room of grace and lay every burden. We can leave every past hurt snd every past memory. We can surrender our hearts to the Lord snd be reconciled firstly, to God and then to one another.

14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer. Psalm 19:14

29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. Ephesians 4:29

Think no longer of the wrongs done. Think no longer of the painful past. Allow every thought to be placed under the blood of Christ. Forgive. For we have have been forgiven.

11 Since, then, we know what it is to fear the Lord, we try to persuade others. What we are is plain to God, and I hope it is also plain to your conscience. 12 We are not trying to commend ourselves to you again, but are giving you an opportunity to take pride in us, so that you can answer those who take pride in what is seen rather than in what is in the heart. 13 If we are “out of our mind,” as some say, it is for God; if we are in our right mind, it is for you. 14 For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died.
15 And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.
16 So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! 18 All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation:
19 that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation.
20 We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. 21 God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
2 Corinthians 5:11-21

Let us then love, forgive and be patient and kind to one another. Let us not remember the things that divide us but rather the thingd that unite us.

The Blood shed of Christ ought not to be taken lightly. Let it not be in vain.
Let ud lift one another up in prayer.
In so doing we are to have our minds renewed by the God’s Word.

And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
Romans 12:2

And in so doing we will have the mind of Christ.

Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.
Philippians 4:8

In this way we will fulfill the Lord’s commandments.

30 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’
31 The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:30-31

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