Walk of Love
Mark 12:30-31 and you shall love
the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with
all your mind, and with all your strength." This is the first commandment.
Loving the Lord thy God - 1st. commandment
Sometimes our love for God must come before our families.
Mathew 10:37He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me.
Keeping God's commandments is an expression of our Love
John 14:15If you love Me, keep My commandments.
John 14:21He who has My commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves Me. And he who loves Me shall be loved by My Father, and I will love him and will reveal Myself to him.
John 14:23Jesus answered and said to him, If a man loves Me, he will keep My Word. And My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our abode with him.
Loving the Christian brothers and sisters
John 15:12This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.
13 No one has greater love than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
By this we have known the love of God, because He laid down His life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers
17. But whoever has this world's goods and sees his brother having need, and shuts up his bowels from him, how does the love of God dwell in him?
1John 4:20-21If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?
21 And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.
Loving your enemies
Matthew 5:43Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.
44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
Loving thy neighbor
Romans 13:8Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.
9 For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.
James 2:8If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well:
Philippians 2:3-5 Let nothing be done
through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem
other better than themselves.
For us to walk in the Jesus kind of Love, self must take a back seat.