It seemed he had been to Calvary, and knew something about this wondrous love of God. I see mothers think a great deal of their babes; but I never heard of a mother that loved a babe so much that she numbered the hairs of its head. Even while on the cross, Jesus prayed for the forgiveness of the ones who placed Him there , , 4:10,. Lk:17:4: And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him. God is not physically love, but it is one of his attributes.
There is no love on earth so strong as a mother's love. We see this in : 7-8. On my return on Saturday I was anxious to hear how the people liked him, and I asked my wife how that young Englishman got along. Forgive as freely as the Lord has forgiven you. How patience qualifies those holy ardours, and longing desires, which the saints have to be with Christ: though love sets us upon the wing to be gone, yet patience commands us to wait Christ's own time for going; vehement love needs the allay of patience; most need much patience to die, but some need as much patience to live: therefore says the apostle, The Lord direct your hearts into a patient waiting for Christ; intimating, that the saints of God have great need of patience to enable them to endure that state of distance and separation from Christ so long as they must endure it in this world: well then might the apostles pray on behalf of the Thessalonians, The Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and patient waiting for Christ. God is known by analogy. Or this may refer to that patience of which Christ is the object, and be understood, either of a patient bearing the cross for his sake; for every believer has a cross to take up and bear for Christ, and which is to be borne constantly, cheerfully, and patiently; and nothing more strongly animates to such a patient bearing of it, than a sense of the love of God; so that a being directed into that, leads also to this: or as our version points out the sense, it may be understood of a patient waiting for the second coming of Christ.
He lives and breathes in the electric atmosphere of prayer. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. The consideration of the love of God in its proper biblical contexts is not an exercise in abstraction of interest only to obscurantist systematic theologians. If a man is guilty of adultery, he thinks every other man is. If you expect to that everybody is going to care for you and seek the best for you in this world, you are going to be disappointed.
From several instances of the Chaldee dialect being used in this Psalm, it appears to have been written after the Babylonian captivity love 18:1-6; 119:132; Mark 12:33; John 21:17; 1 John 4:19; 5:2,3 because 18:6; 31:22,23; 34:3,4; 40:1; 66:19,20; 69:33; Genesis 35:2; 1 Samuel 1:26; John 16:24 Copyright Statement These files are public domain. If we have these two we shall not be far from being what God wishes to see us. Copyright Statement The New John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible Modernised and adapted for the computer by Larry Pierce of Online Bible. We are not advocating violence. He that falls in love with himself will find no rival. Oh, that this love may sink down deep into every heart. A single loving deed, a loving word, or even a loving thought, is all it takes.
If I am stopped, our work will not stop, for what we are doing is right. Abraham offered his only son as a sacrifice on the same spot where 2000 years later another Father sacrificed His Son for us. There never was such heroic force as the quiet force of the meek and gentle Christ, which wasted no strength in displaying or boasting of itself, but simply, silently, unconquerably, like the secular motions of the stars, dominated all opposition, and carried Him, unhasting and unresting, on His path. Do you think God would have given up his Son if he had not loved you? Thank you for your comment but please know that Jesus is God and the one and only Son of God. And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patience of Christ. He saw its height reached to the throne of God, its depth to the borders of hell, and its length and breadth to the corners of the earth. Love will find out the way.
Many waters cannot quench love, neither can floods drown it. Mark 12 30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. . The two talked, and the old man told her that several months earlier, while sitting home alone with only his aches and pains for company, he had had an unexpected and unusual thought: How much better it would be to get out and do something. He may sink so low that a hiss will go up against him from every human being, but the mother loves him through it all. If a man is dishonest, he thinks every other man is.
And into the stedfastness of Christ. Who loves well is slow to forget. Love of lads and fire of chats is soon in and soon out. He loves well who chastises well. Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?. But one thing saved him: Henry deeply loved his father, who was nearly out of his mind with grief at what he had done to his son. You need a fresh filling of the love of Christ.
Do people feel that they have to handle you with kid gloves? Put away your shall and shall not checklists. As far as religion is concerned, it is from erroneous and distorted views of religion, and not from any just apprehensions of it, that they are rendered melancholy. Love one that does not love you, answer one that does not call you, and you will run a fruitless race. Ecclesiastical: men labour to attain the posts of canon, dean, bishop. But all these involve not the true elevation of man. He instructed His followers to do the same. Judas was that night to betray him with a kiss, and sell him for thirty pieces of silver.
I was told a story of a man in Palestine. The very Being of God; and when love is the supreme and dominating motive and energy in us, swaying all the powers and manifesting itself to the utmost, we are directed into the love of God. Reason was never admitted into the court of love. What, when we stop and think about it, is the reason that we do not infer this? The reasons of that wish. Through violence you may murder the liar, but you cannot murder the lie, nor establish the truth. But I have changed my ideas upon this point.