February 2019 Passages

February 1, 2019

Jesus is so patient and full of love for you!   In his mercy and Grace you are washed clean.

Remember your mercy, O Lord , and your steadfast love, for they have been from of old.   Remember not the sins of my youth or my transgressions; according to your steadfast love remember me, for the sake of your goodness, O Lord !
Psalms 25:6-7 ESV

February 2, 2019

The depth of love for someone can be measured by what you are willing to set aside, give up, or do freely for them.

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
John 3:16 ESV

February 3, 2019

To truly listen to those with opposing views respectfully and to treat them with kindness exhibits the love God desires.

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.
1 John 4:7 ESV

February 4, 2019

To spew words aggressively and with great anger, hope for the worst for someone, judge inappropriately, suppresses godliness preventing seeds of love to be sown in unbelievers.

Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.
1 John 4:8 ESV

February 5, 2019

God's love and compassion for  poor, the humble, the outcast, and the sick was visibly  shown through the humanity of Jesus.

In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him.
1 John 4:9 ESV

February 6, 2019

God's state of being is love.   That is who He is.   Only professing Jesus as Lord are we able to have a love for others unexplainable, one not relying on feelings but a love that is true and can weather any storm, loving unconditionally.

So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us.   God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.   By this is love perfected with us, so that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as he is so also are we in this world.
1 John 4:16-17 ESV

February 7, 2019

The belief and to live life knowing Jesus is Lord, your Savior, removes the unknown about your eternal life.   No fear should overcome and take you captive.

There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear.   For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.
1 John 4:18 ESV

February 8, 2019

Your birth is a sign God Hand picked you, made you unique, and with purpose - a guarantee he loved you before you knew love.

We love because he first loved us.
1 John 4:19 ESV

February 9, 2019

To say "I hate," to feel hatred deep within and act on it contradicts the life of one professing Jesus as Lord.

If anyone says, "I love God," and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen.
1 John 4:20 ESV

February 10, 2019

No monetary value can be placed on true love - no earthly treasure can be traded  in it's place.   Nor can it be quenched - Love is a powerful, priceless gift.

Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm, for love is strong as death, jealousy is fierce as the grave.   Its flashes are flashes of fire, the very flame of the Lord.   Many waters cannot quench love, neither can floods drown it.   If a man offered for love all the wealth of his house, he would be utterly despised.
The Song of Solomon 8:6-7 ESV

February 11, 2019

Speaking truth in love, offering support, listening, valuing, respecting, enjoying, and giving - true friendship.

A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
Proverbs 17:17 ESV

February 12, 2019

Above all else, have love be the foundation for your relationships with people.

I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
Ephesians 4:1-3 ESV

February 13, 2019

Regardless of what you achieve or even sacrifice, if the motive is self-centered and without love, it is meaningless.

If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.
1 Corinthians 13:3 ESV

February 14, 2019

Happy Valentine's Day!   What love is and what love does, it's motive is pure.

Love: is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude.   It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.
1 Corinthians 13:4-6 ESV

February 16, 2019

When Christ returns the knowledge and the state of the world will cease - only his love will remain.   This love is what will sustain you now and will carry you into eternal life.

Love never ends.   As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away.
1 Corinthians 13:8 ESV

February 18, 2019

With love as the motive, direction from God becomes clear with the use of the gifts he gives becoming perfected to his glory.

Follow the way of love and eagerly desire gifts of the Spirit, especially prophecy.
1 Corinthians 14:1 NIV

February 19, 2019

Like a tall oak tree; be rooted deeply in your faith, wrapped in love, strongly equipped to weather storms.

Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.   Do everything in love.
1 Corinthians 16:13-14 NIV

February 20, 2019

It is only in learning the components of a situation that one is in a position to understand.

Fools find no pleasure in understanding but delight in airing their own opinions.
Proverbs 18:2 NIV

February 24, 2019

Life can knock you down and even seem to keep you there, but hope in the Lord will prove him faithful to lift you above all the turmoil to victory!

"but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.   They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."
Isaiah 40:31 NIV

February 26, 2019

The desolation of winter both seasonally and metaphorically gives way to spring, a time for planting the renewal of life.

"and I will bring my people Israel back from exile.   They will rebuild the ruined cities and live in them.   They will plant vineyards and drink their wine; they will make gardens and eat their fruit."
Amos 9:14 NIV

February 27, 2019

The consequence for sin is pain and alienation from God.   Yet in his mercy and grace, he draws you to himself to heal and  teach you his ways; renewed! 

“Come, let us return to the Lord.   He has torn us to pieces but he will heal us; he has injured us but he will bind up our wounds.
Hosea 6:1 NIV

February 28, 2019

This is the truth!   There is nothing on this side of eternity that compares to what you will have in Heaven.   Therefore, set your primary focus there so the troubles you encounter won't weigh you down nor overcome you.

Instead of your shame you will receive a double portion, and instead of disgrace you will rejoice in your inheritance.   And so you will inherit a double portion in your land, and everlasting joy will be yours.
Isaiah 61:7 NIV

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