(Romans 12:10) . . .In brotherly love have tender affection for one another. In showing honor to one another take the lead.
Yes, YOU Are So Beautiful To Me, but you didn't used to be...If it's true that mistakes lead to experience and experience leads to wisdom I can claim at least a little wisdom cause I sure have made mistakes. I wish they had all been of the harmless, Prats and Pitfalls funny kind...like...
|Dropping it on my foot|
like dropping a bowling ball on my foot....or
letting a camel sneeze in my car window..But I have made the kind that, in the quiet, come back to me and make my face flame with shame...I have hurt people in my life...acted in ways that showed I valued nothing and no one...not even myself and this is not unusual today...these are critical times for everyone.
(2 Timothy 3:1-4) . . .But know this, that in the last days critical times hard to deal with will be here. 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, self-assuming, haughty, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, disloyal, 3 having no natural affection, not open to any agreement, slanderers, without self-control, fierce, without love of goodness, 4 betrayers, headstrong, puffed up [with pride], lovers of pleasures rather than lovers of God,
To love other people you have to know what love is...not sex... not hugs...not words...love is when you look at something and it is so precious and so beautiful that you would take a hit before you would let it be destroyed or damaged...
the most beautiful little rosebud mouth...an exquisitely perfect flower...a friend who has your back no matter what...loyalty to those not present...where even those who would gladly cause you harm are those you would willingly help to learn that they are beautiful to their creator.
|We measure others by our own value|
If you have limited appreciation of your own value, that is the measuring stick you use to value others.
It is not until real, true love entered my life for like a long time...healing...patching...soothing...reassuring over and over that I finally got it...you are beautiful...you are valuable...and so is every other person on this earth to Him.
Value Of A Human Being
Someone explained it to me this way; a $50 dollar bill is lost on the sidewalk...that bill is in the gutter...rained on...mud washed over it...some rodents chewed on pieces of it...it's driven over...wrinkled...damaged...until one day someone sees it, bends down there and picks it up...how much is it worth now...still worth $50.
That's how Jehovah and his son Jesus see us and how we are supposed to see each other. If we do...we try not to judge each other harshly, betray each other, beat someone up, yell degrading things at our children or even at ourselves...because we are valuable and precious to God. We don't do it perfectly or even very well but we try.
Every human being has been trampled...chewed on...hurt in ways we don't know...if we try to help...try to fix it without that limitless unending flow of love from God' holy spirit it just doesn't do enough, but if we say...with Jehovah's support...I am going to study and search to be the best person I can be and if you need me, I will help you to do the same, then God's direction from the Bible can help us.
It's not about heaven or hell or armegeddon or paradise or the trinity or all the doctrines about who is right or wrong.
It's about love.The love we owe that Creator that caused us to be created...the love that continues to call us...to urge us to be united and help each other.
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Vine’s Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words says: “Love can be known only from the actions it prompts. God’s love is seen in the gift of His Son
‘Love endures all things. Love never fails.’—1 COR. 13:7, 8.