Monday, August 24, 2009

Growing Up Monday




Commit yourself to love the Lord and your brethren — The Bible teaches that all the desires of God are condensed into only two cardinal commandments that Jesus gave to His followers. He said, "...You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself" (Luke 10:27). By clothing ourselves in God's love, we help the church to reinforce this objective for every believer, and we also help to eliminate the elements of conflict and division which can hinder the unity of the church. "I... beseech you to have a walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love, endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace" (Eph. 4:1-3).

15 comments:

Alicia said...

Wonderful devotion, Denise!

Grammy said...

That is wonderful Denise. Have a great day.

Pilar said...

Great thought you shared this morning. thanks for the challenge!

Shelby said...

Hi Denise! I used to really have a problem with loving my neighbor and, in rereading that verse, it isn't surprising. How could I love my neighbor as myself when I didn't love myself at all? I'm thankful to God (and to friends like you) that I am learning that, through His grace and His love, I am worthy of love and just as I am, so are my neighbors.

This was a great post with which to start back-to-school week. Thank you!

Gretchen said...

Such a great reminder, friend. Thanks.

Lea said...

Great thoughts today Denise!
Blessings this Monday Monday!

April said...

AMEN, Denise! Have a terrific Monday!

christy rose said...

Knowing His love will empower us to dispense it! What a great post!
Christy Rose

Jensmere said...

Very true, sweet Denise! Such a good post for today...we must be a reflection of the Father's love!

Be blessed, dear one...
Susan

Tea With Tiffany said...

Some hard words to live by here.

Long suffering....

But through Christ, we are able to overcome and love.

Love you.

Saleslady371 said...

Beautiful scripture. Thank you!

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

AMEN!

Samantha said...

A beautiful reminder dear Denise.

Anne L.B. said...

Denise, I was asked to nominate seven blogs for the "Kreativ Blogger" award over at Comfort Writer and posted a nomination and link for you.

Peggy said...

Blessings Denise...Let's grow up together in the Lord & commit to love
others! Love all the scriptures & insights you share! Thanks!

Is this a new meme?