Thursday, June 3, 2010

The First Love ...

What does First Love have to do with my previous post? Well perhaps nothing or perhaps everything? We can only give what we have received.  He who is forgiven little loves little. He who forgiven much, loves much.

So what is the first love that is mentioned in Rev 2?
Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love. - Rev 2:4(NKJ)
Does it refer to our first love for God or God's Love for us? Maybe both, after all:
We love ... because He first loved us.1 John 4:19(NKJ)
When these words were spoken to the church of Ephesus, the church was commended for their fervency in upholding doctrinal truth. However it was doctrinal truth without compassion. They had become a loveless church. They had forgot the love they first received from God.- He first loved us.  In forgetting that they forgot how to love. Only in remembering and returning to that first love we experienced can we love him and other.

Remember the love God had shown you.

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