THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
Brad received a "B-" on a theme paper in high school.
It was Valentine’s Day.
Brad thought he might better his grade by sending the teacher
He bought a big red box of chocolates.
Across the top he placed the letters, “BE MINE!”
Next day, he received a valentine from the teacher.
A note was written on the inside.
“Thanks! But it’s still B MINUS!”
1 John 4:10-11
10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us,
and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.
LIGHT from the WORD.
The Greek word from which “Charity” is translated is agape.
It means love.
It is the kind of love that gives without thought of return.
Thus, the English word “Charity” was used.
How often do you think of love being given without thought of return?
Now THAT’S “Charity!”
Through the cross of Christ, God is saying:
"Be MINE; I love you THIS much!"
Aren't you glad God exhibited His love in a manner that cannot be
RETURN His love!
GIVE yourself to Him!