Why We Must Love One Another: Devotional Thoughts from 1 John 4:7-12

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“A picture is worth a thousand words…Seeing is believing…A picture never lies…Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words…”  We are a very visual culture.  Pictures, slide shows, paintings, and visual images communicate far more than words. 

So, why should we love one another?

Because,

“No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.”

1 John 4:12

Did you catch that?  “No one has ever seen God!”  The next part of this verse is where things get exciting.  “IF (or when) we love one another, God abides (dwells) in us and His love is perfected (or made complete) in us.”  Do you see it?  Did you hear what God just did? Continue reading

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