Wednesday, May 09, 2012

thought for today...LOVE is the point!



Agape love came to earth in the form of Christ to reconcile us with God. 

It is this love, according to Richard Foster, that “transforms our lives and gives us true spiritual substance as persons.” It is not how much Bible knowledge we have that transforms the world but the quality of love we show to those in our sphere of influence. Foster goes on to state that this is “the test of whether or not we have really gotten the point of the Bible.”

Have we really gotten the point? 

Does the word of Christ dwell in us so richly that it is metabolized in our hearts and souls as love for others? As it is written in Colossians 3:12-14 as God's chosen people we are to clothe ourselves with “compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” We are to “bear with each other” and “forgive whatever grievances” we have with one another. And finally we are also told that over all these virtues we are “to put on love.”

Love is the point. 

The reason we read and study the word should not be just to collect knowledge but to become like Him. 

And God is love.  



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16 comments:

  1. Amen I agree we must have heart knowledge not just head knowledge.

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  2. Love is all there is really. All can be done with a loving heart, knowledge can help but love can transform and bring us closer to God always.
    Nice thought Alida! Thanks

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  3. Without love, all is meaningless. Great post!

    Here is my WFW:

    http://collettaskitchensink.blogspot.com/2012/05/word-filled-wednesday-5912.html

    Colletta

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  4. Fantastic words... Love really is everything.. without it-- whats the point? Blessings!

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  5. Wonderful post! Stopping by from WFW and am a new follower!

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  6. Oh. MY. WORD. I LOVE this!! You know my life verse is Colossians 3:17 and reading this reminds me WHY...I LOVE it...truly LOVE it!!!
    I'm inspired to try my hand at a little word art! ;)
    Blessings Alida!

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  7. Oh how cute - what a fun way to share these wonderful Words - a great illustration to share with our kids and grandchildren! Thank you!

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  8. Amen! Great post, Alida.

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  9. Thanks for the inspirational message and for visiting my site and for the lovely comment .

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  10. Metabolized! Now that's a word I've never used in relation to God's word!!! I'm going to have to thnk about it more! :^) But it sure fits! Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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  11. That is so neat, and the most precious Word. :) Thank you. Blessings ~

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  12. "We are to “bear with each other” and “forgive whatever grievances” we have with one another. And finally we are also told that over all these virtues we are “to put on love.” This says it all!

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  13. Beautiful! Such powerful truth! Thanks for sharing today!

    Blessings,
    Lisa

    moretobe.com / pnpcoaching.com

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  14. God is love indeed. This is so inspirational. Love is the point

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  15. "The reason we read and study the word should not be just to collect knowledge but to become like Him" This has been in my QT lately.

    Thank you for sharing this inspiring post and for stopping by my blog.

    Happy Mother's day!

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