Bowie Apostolic Church
Proverbs Day 20
Posted on January 23rd, 2013

Love

Prov 10:12 Hatred stirs up strife, But love covers all transgressions. (NASU)

Prov 27:5 Better is open rebuke Than love that is concealed. (NASU)

The power of God's love working in the lives of people is the most powerful, committed and resilient force ever in this world. God's love is manifested to us in the Incarnation of Jesus Christ, the eternal purpose of God (Ephesians 3:10-11). It is His love that covers all of our transgressions, but with His love working through us we have the ability to do the same. We are able to overcome hatred in our hearts and go one step further by covering their transgressions.

This is the power of love. Let it work in our lives so that we can overcome the inevitable offense that can come from stranger and family, friend and enemy. Jesus says:

“For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, 15 but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. (Matthew 6:14 )”

It is through God’s love that we are able to accomplish this.

Another aspect of love is truth and commitment. Sometimes truth hurts, but who else should we receive truth from than our loved ones? Who else has a greater responsibility for telling us the truth about ourselves than our loved ones? If you love me, please tell me the truth. Love that is concealed will not help me, but an open, truthful and honest rebuke can truly help my future.

I pray that we all have the same attitude.


Posted in Bible 2013, Proverbs    Tagged with love your neighbor, love, truth, commitment


1 Comments

Sis. Mae - July 20th, 2013 at 11:49 AM
Prov. 27:5, 6. secret love%u2014not manifested in acts is useless; and even, if its exhibition by rebukes wounds us, such love is preferable to the frequent (compare Margin), and hence deceitful, kisses of an enemy. Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary.

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