Proverbs of a 38 yr old man
Love is the only way. Stop wasting your time with revenge and anger, with jealousy and bitterness, and with hatred and pride. The best available outcome is always through love. There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. Jesus gained the world through the one selfless act of love. We know what love is because Jesus gave his life for us. This is why we must give our lives for each other. How can we even think to have victory in an area of our lives if love is not the catalyst. Listen to what the LORD said to the prophet Hosea, “Go and love your wife again, even though she commits adultery with another lover. This will illustrate that the LORD still loves Israel, even though the people have turned to other gods and love to worship them.” So Hosea bought her back for fifteen pieces of silver and five bushels of barley and a measure of wine. Then he said, "Now you are mine! You will have to remain faithful to me, though it will be a long time before we sleep together." This shows that Israel will go a long time without a king or prince, and without sacrifices, sacred pillars, priests, or even idols! But afterward the people will return and devote themselves to the LORD their God and to David’s descendant, their king. In the last days, they will tremble in awe of the LORD and of his goodness. yes, love did that, and God's love never fails. Look at the Cross, love is the only way moving forward. A sacrifice like no other and with a return beyond measure. For this is the message you heard from the beginning: We should love one another.
Study 1 Cor. 16:14