Bible Study Plan 2019

Today we read:
2 Samuel 9
Acts 9-10
Psalms 79

-Food for thought day 160-

• Matthew 26:33-35
• Luke 22:54-72
• 1 Corinthians‬ ‭14:20

The Love of God brings restoration between humanity and The Author of life (God Almighty). It’s for this purpose that Jesus came to earth.

Jesus demonstrated this when He asked Peter three times if he loved Him; knowing Peter already denied Him three times, saying that he didn’t know Jesus. (Matthew 26:33-35; Lucas 22:54-62).

Thus, when Jesus asked him three times if he loved Him. He was restoring Peter from his falling position to that of authority.

“When they had eaten, Jesus said to Simon Peter, Simon, son of John, do you love Me more than these [others do–with reasoning, intentional, spiritual devotion, as one loves the Father]? He said to Him, Yes, Lord, You know that I love You [that I have deep, instinctive, personal affection for You, as for a close friend]. He said to him, Feed My lambs. Again He said to him the second time, Simon, son of John, do you love Me [with reasoning, intentional, spiritual devotion, as one loves the Father]? He said to Him, Yes, Lord, You know that I love You [that I have a deep, instinctive, personal affection for You, as for a close friend]. He said to him, Shepherd (tend) My sheep. He said to him the third time, Simon, son of John, do you love Me [with a deep, instinctive, personal affection for Me, as for a close friend]? Peter was grieved (was saddened and hurt) that He should ask him the third time, Do you love Me? And he said to Him, Lord, You know everything; You know that I love You [that I have a deep, instinctive, personal affection for You, as for a close friend]. Jesus said to him, Feed My sheep.”
‭‭John‬ ‭21:15-17‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

Love does not keep records of the wrong done to it. But looks for an opportunity to restore the brethren that have fallen.

Paul said: “Follow me as I follow Christ.” We have to be imitators of Christ in malice done against us.

“Brethren, do not be children [immature] in your thinking; continue to be babes in [matters of] evil, but in your minds be mature [men].”
‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭14:20‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

Remember: Love acts like a child in matters of evil. In other words, it easily forgives as if nothing happened and it’s willing to bring reconciliation and restoration to the fallen brethren and those that don’t know Jesus.

Many blessings in Jesus’ Name.

Think and Act!!!!