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  • This entry is part 1 of 16 in the series God's Love.

Lovingkindness

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  1. God's Love
    Lovingkindness

    6 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments. Exodus 20:6

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    God's Love For His People

    In the Old Testament the verb "to love" (Hebrew ahab) and its related words cover the full range of meanings the English word “love” has, including love for God (Exodus 20:6; Psalms 40:16) and the love God has for His people (Deuteronomy 7:13; Hosea 3:1). The Old Testament also uses the Hebrew word chesed specifically for the covenant love the Lord has for His people, referring to His steadfastness or loyalty.

    In the New Testament the primary Greek verbs expressing the concept of love are agapao, loving as an act of will, and phileo, loving as a response to a person or object. In the synoptic Gospels, one notes that the primary use of the word "love" is with regard to the great commandment (Matthew 22:34-40; Mark 12:28-34; Luke 10:26-28). Love is a possibly only because the believer has responded in faith to God's saving act in the death and resurrection of Christ (Romans 5:8; see Galatians 2:20).

    Love Is Both An Attribute Of God And An Essential Part Of His Nature

    Lovingkindness is another term used throughout the Old Testament to refer to the loyal esteem and favor God has toward His covenant people. In the New testament the two main terms used for love refer to the positive regard God has for His Son and His people, and to the affection of brothers and friends toward each other.

    Love (Major Old Testament Verses)
    Love (Major New Testament Verses)

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    Pilgrim
    Living for the God of Love: Living in fellowship with God, who is light and love. "...But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin." —1 John 1:5-7

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  1. Pilgrim
    JESUS PRAYS FOR ALL BELIEVERS
    John 17:26 (KJV)

    26 And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.

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  2. Pilgrim
    John 15:10 (KJV)
    10
    If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.

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  3. Pilgrim
    John 3:16 (NIV)
    16
    For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
  4. Pilgrim
    Titus 3:4 (NIV)
    4
    But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared,
  5. Pilgrim
    John 16:27 (NIV)
    27
    No, the Father himself loves you because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God.
  6. Pilgrim
    John 17:23 (NIV)
    23
    I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.
  7. Pilgrim
    2 Thessalonians 2:16 (NIV)
    16
    May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope,
  8. Pilgrim
    Romans 5:5 (NIV)
    5
    And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.
  9. Pilgrim
    1 John 4:16 (NIV)
    16
    And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.
  10. Pilgrim
    Jude 1:21 (NIV)
    21
    keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life.
  • This entry is part 1 of 16 in the series God's Love.