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
You read that right!! 😇
Those who place their hopes on the Lord will never be put to shame! And because such people continue to be hopeful amidst trials and tribulations, the Lord blesses them by pouring His Love into their hearts through the Anointing of the Holy Spirit! 🙌 With His Love in them, He speaks to them heart to heart!!
It’s not easy to keep being hopeful in the face of adversity and problems! Nevertheless ITS TRUE because, the Scripture is filled with examples of people who placed their hopes and trusted God with their lives; and they were richly blessed!!
Well..!! Now moving onto the second part of what happens when God’s Love flows in us like a river:
4. Love helps to FORBEAR one another — Woah! Let me tell you this — To forbear/forbearing others is not as simple as it sounds!! 🙂 It requires a Lot of Love! You know, since the day we met Christ, He has been forbearing you and me, patiently and gently. You know why?
BECAUSE HE LOVES YOU AND ME, VERY DEARLY!!
Even after sacrificing His life for us, we do commit sins and shortcomings every now and then, and grieve the Lord. But great is His forbearance!! That’s why we are alive and well till this day. Only Love helps us to forbear. With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; Ephesians 4:2
5. Love helps us to SPEAK THE TRUTH — Speaking the truth can be dangerous at times (in a manner of speaking) because speaking the truth means Doctrine, Reprove, Correction and Instruction. 2 Timothy 3:16. The Word of God speaks the truth, yet, out of Love. God does not want us to perish in our sinful ways. So He sent His Word so that those whoever would believe on Him would not perish but have everlasting life! But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: Ephesians 4:15.
6. Love helps to be KNIT TOGETHER — The Love between David and Jonathan is a good example of being knit together in Love. David says about Jonathan on the latter’s death — I am distressed for you, my brother Jonathan; You have been a good friend to me. Your love toward me was more wonderful Than the love of women. 2 Samuel 1:26 AMP.
These two were great friends, more like brothers, who cared for each other deeply. Jonathan was the son of King Saul and David was just a Shepherd boy whose brothers were Saul’s army men. Yet, Love kept them knit together to each other.
7. Love helps us to be OVERCOMERS — When God’s perfect Love is seen in us, no matter what troubles may come, Love will help us overcome. See what St.Paul says here, Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? Romans 8:35.
Those who overcome will get to sit with Christ on the throne. Revelation 3:21. May the Lord help us! ❤️