Where would we be without love? If our parents never loved us to shelter us, provide food and clothes. If we could never love another we call our spouse. If we could not love our children but saw them as only a burden. If we were alone with no friends who cared enough to talk with us about our problems. If teachers never shared their knowledge with us to learn and educate us. If hospitals did not care about our health. If nonprofit agencies did not exist to feed the homeless and needy. If churches did not help out in their local communities.
Where would we be with out love? We my friends would be in hell. A place void of the love that comes from God. God is love and His compassion is a gift of the Holy Spirit to mankind that puts in us the desires to help one another. 1 John 4:8 “He who does not love does not know God, for God is love” Ephesians 2:4 “But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us” Deuteronomy 7:9″“Therefore know that the LORD your God, He is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments” Mark 12:29 Jesus answered him, “The first of all the commandments is: ‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. 30 And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment. 31 And the second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these” Romans 8:39″nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” 1 Corinthians 2:9 “But as it is written: “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” Hebrews 6:10″For God is not unjust to forget your work and labor of love which you have shown toward His name, in that you have ministered to the saints, and do minister.” 1 John 2:5 “But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him” 1 John 4:7 “Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God” 1 John 4:10 “In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins” MERCY EXISTS WHERE GOD IS!