…You were slain, And have redeemed us to God by Your blood… (Revelation 5:9, NKJV)
…God is love. (1 John 4:8, KJV)
We were redeemed by His blood back to God Who is love. We were redeemed to love.
Jesus said… Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. (Matthew 22:37-40, KJV)
A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another. (John 13:34-35, KJV)
…the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us. (Romans 5:5, KJV)
[The Father] has delivered and drawn us to Himself out of the control and dominion of darkness and has transferred us into the kingdom of the Son of His love… (Colossians 1:13, KJV)
He drew us back to Himself and filled us with His love. Now He asks us to demonstrate His love wherever we go. We were redeemed to love others as He has loved us. We have been redeemed to love. Selah.
What a blessing!
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