How often do we stop and think about how LOVE is presented in the Bible as the motivation for action? JEHOVAH God was motivated by LOVE when He created everything. His LOVE for His people is demonstrated by His presence in their lives, providing them with everything they would need. His LOVE motivated Him to sacrifice His Son to provide the only means by which man could be live eternally. God wants our strongest and greatest motivator for what we say and do to be LOVE!

          Here are just a few of the many scriptures that speak to this concept:

Gen. 1:26-28 - Then God said, Let Us make man in Our image…likeness…male and female He created them…God blessed them…

Gen. 1:29 - Then God said, Behold I have given you every plant…and every tree…it   shall be food for you…

Gen. 2:18-24 - Then the LORD God said, It is not good for man to be alone; I will make  a helper fit for him…took one of his ribs and…made into a woman…a man shall…hold fast to his wife; and they shall become one flesh.

Gen. 12:1-3 - Now the LORD said to Abram…I will bless you…I will bless those who bless you, and…in you all the families of the earth will be blessed.

Ex. 20:5-6 - …for I, the LORD your God…showing steadfast love to…those who love Me and keep My commandments.

Deut. 6:5 - You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart…soul and…might.

Matt. 22:37&39 - You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart…soul and…  mind…You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

John 3:16 - For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son…

John 14:15&23 - If you love Me, you will keep My commandments…My word: and    My Father will love him…

John 15:12&13 - …love one another as I have loved you…greater love has no one than…lay down his life…

1 Corin. 13:1-14:1 - If I…have all faith…but have not love, I am nothing…love  bears…endures all things…never ends…faith, hope, love,                                          abide…but the greatest of these is love. Pursue love…

Eph. 5:25 - Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church…

1 John 3:23 - And this is His commandment, that we believe in the name of His  Son, Jesus Christ, and love one another…

          My hope and prayer is that OUR greatest motivator for what we do and say will always be TRUE BIBLICAL LOVE! May God continue to bless us!

 

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