A Simple but Deeply Profound Biblical Truth        that Changes Everything   by Ed Elliot

A Simple but Deeply Profound Biblical Truth 
      that Changes Everything   by Ed Elliot
Believers can only love others to the degree they are being loved by God.  You can’t give to others what you have not received or experienced for yourself.
What Jesus taught about God’s love, the disciples later taught the same truth that a person’s ability to love others is in direct proportion to their acceptance of God’s love for them.
“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you.  Now remain in my love,”  John 15:9.
The disciples realized that how Jesus loved them was how God loves people.  Truth is they were experiencing God’s love to the same degree Jesus was.
John wrote so eloquently about loving God had nothing to do with what we did for God or how we lived.  It was about what we believed and experienced from God.
“Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.  Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another,”  I John 4:10-11.
Notice John explains what the end result will be when we believe God loves and has forgiven us.  We are now capable of loving and forgiving others as we have been loved and forgiven.
So trying harder to be a good loving Chrisiian won’t make you a loving Christian.  Believing in the love God has for you will.
I John 4:19 “We love God because He first loved us.”
You can’t love God until you believe and receive the love He has for you. The greatest decision you will ever make in your life is to simply accept God’s love you and live in that truth 24/7  You will never regret it.

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