Growing in Love by the Word

My prayer is that each poetry post that’s found at this internet site
will be an extra way for you to meditate in God’s Word…any day or night.

We’re all growing in faith and the grace of God as we feed upon His Word,
through reading it, as written, and as it’s shared and being heard.

Jesus said that we don’t live by just partaking of our daily bread,
but real strength comes from the scriptures, by which we’re spiritually fed.

And the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost.
Many things are important to God, but living by His love stands out most.

P. A. Oltrogge

“This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.” John 1:8 NKJV

“And what this love consists in is this, that we live and walk in accordance with and guided by His commandments–His orders, ordinances, precepts, teaching. This is the commandment, as you have heard from the beginning, that you continue to walk in liove–guided by it and following it.” 2 John 1:6 AMPC

“Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night, He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper.” Psalm 1:1-3 NKJV

“And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.” Romans 5:5 KJV

“For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully, just as I also have been fully known. But now faith, hope, and love remain, these three; but the greatest of these is love.” 1 Corinthians 13:12-13 NASB

“…It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.'”  Matthew 4:4 NKJV

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.  By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”  John 13:34-35 NKJV

“Owe no one anything except to love one another, for he who loves another has fulfilled the law.”  Romans 13:8 NKJV

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’  But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.”   Matthew 5:43-45 NKJV

“And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses.”  Mark 11:25 NKJV

“But the end of all things is at hand; therefore be serious and watchful in your prayers.  And above all things have fervent love for one another, for ‘love will cover a multitude of sins.'”   1 Peter 4:7-8 NKJV

“For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height–to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

“Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” Ephesians 3:14-21 NKJV

“Love never fails….” 1 Corinthians 13:8 NKJV

John 3:16; Ephesians 4:32; 1 John 4:17-20

Lord, at Christmas and throughout the coming year, may we turn to your light so that we may better live by your love.

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