Monday, June 29, 2015

What Love Produces

Faith makes all things possible... love makes all things easy.”  -Dwight L. Moody

If we’ve loved a girlfriend or wife, we know how necessary it is to take time to get to know her.  From this knowledge, we learn her likes and dislikes, and eventually this knowledge informs our actions.  We have a general pattern of pleasing her, because we both love her and know her.  This illustration is also how we ought to love God.  The Apostle Paul depicts that our love of God should produce a desire to know God, learning what pleases and displeases Him.  Knowledge of God (learnt in the Bible), informs each and every decision we make, thus producing righteousness (pure and blameless living), bringing all glory to God (Phil. 1:9-11).  To recap, here’s what a love of God produces: love --> knowledge --> righteousness --> glory to God.

Whoever does not love God does not know God, because God is love (1 John 4:8, ESV).

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