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To: Quix

Off topic, read this, made me think of how you define “love” for brothers and sisters in Christ:

mercy 149, kindness 40, lovingkindness 30, goodness 12, kindly 5, merciful 4, favour 3, good 1, goodliness 1, pity 1, reproach 1, wicked thing 1

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Love Redefined: Hurts So Good!
April 22, 2011

By Kevin Kleint

Love …. we’re called to walk in it …. it’s one of the 3 things that will remain …. God even defines Himself by it!

God’s Love
The modern day church THINKS they know what God’s Love is. We’re told to be nice to everybody, feed the poor, accept people the way they are, don’t lose your temper in traffic, be patient with each other …. all of this SOUNDS like God’s Love … BUT IS IT??

I want to do a small study about the Lovingkindess of God. It’s not some obscure term that will be kept mysterious and unattainable until we go to be with Him. We won’t be able to pull the “His Ways are NOT Our Ways” excuse when we see Him. His Word is clear.

Love Defined
Let’s go to Psalm 107 and look at the very last verse of the chapter (v43): “Whoever [is] wise will observe these [things], And they will understand the lovingkindness [khesed] of the LORD.” Look at that carefully, it’s telling you that, whatever came before verse 43 will be understood by wise people, and they WILL understand the lovingkindness [khesed] of the Lord.

Due to time and space constraints, I’m not going to put the whole Strong’s concordance reference the Hebrew Word khesed, but click the following link and read the WHOLE definition.

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By Kevin Kleint

Link is

105 posted on 05/04/2011 12:07:19 AM PDT by Joya (Everything is ruined. Jesus is coming back. Something to look forward to, it is more than enough.)
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To: Joya


VERY interesting article.

Much appreciated.

106 posted on 05/04/2011 12:18:13 AM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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