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Love’s Goal

Discussion in 'Christian Spirituality Forum' started by "ByGrace", Nov 3, 2018.

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    "ByGrace" Well-Known Member

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    ...........~ By D. Buchanan ~ ....

    All that love is, God is, for God is love. As the negative side of love is unselfish - seeketh not her own - so her positive side is concern for others, a deep, ardent, all consuming concern: dauntless, self-sacrificing, invincible. “Love never faileth.” Such is the divine essence and this it is that is imparted to the creature.


    There can be no self-complacency with God, neither could He provide a self-satisfied salvation. Divine joy is in the fullness of love, and love is all-embracing. To speak of a happy shepherd with an incomplete flock, or even of a happy flock with comrades missing, would be to malign both sheep and shepherd.

    Heaven’s joys will be full only when sin’s sorrow cease. “Tis of mine” will be the yearning cry of the Good Shepherd spirit in the bosom of both saint and Saviour until the last of all the lost has been gathered home. Love cannot omit; His soul travail was for all. Neither can love abandon or forget. His purpose, as His promise, is “until He find it”. Thus it is that He is yet to “see of the travail of His soul and be satisfied.” And surely we too shall be satisfied when conformed to this likeness. Oh, the fullness of heaven’s joy when sin’s sorrows shall have ceased!

    ..........By D. Buchanan
     
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    never made it into my New Posts, what gives i wonder
     
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    I know...it happens with me all the time...I only see things after there are three or four posts on a thread...what gives? No idea. lol
     
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    we used to have a "recent posts" next to "new posts" that i never clicked, and now cannot find? hmm

    ah, you gotta leave forums and go to the home page for "recent posts," i may try that tomorrow
     
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    The other thing I liked but I now miss very much , is the names of "who is on line" which used to sit below out name on the right....
    I liked that and always checked it. Now I can't find who is on line or has been on line in the last hour. I wonder about people like Aspen...and used to be able to look and see if he was on here. If they have been on, but just not posted, then I don't worry about them...But I do worry a bit about so many "missing people" these days.
     
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    i still see that first thing, there on the right when i click "forums?"
    note you get diff choices when you click "Christianity Board" up on top tho
     
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    Yes...missing @aspen . Stranger, Job, 101G and DPMartin. Many others.
     
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    SOooo true...Job I greatly miss. I have written to Aspen....Stranger I know was banned, he told me that if he suddenly vanished that would be the only reason. I am HOPING it is just a suspension and not a full banning. :oops:
     
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    I miss so many from the time I first joined here. It is God who brings people to himself (Jn 6:37,44). Similarly I think it is God who brings people back to this forum too. We can pray!
    About Love's goal, it is to glorify God. Because God is Love. If there was no Love, there would have been no survival by now. The purpose of God reg. Love was to show His Love in it's perfection through Jesus.
    Godly love or the love taught by God, leads to many good things and finally peace, the way Jesus said, "peace I leave unto you"
    Worldly love can lead to a war and destruction. This world can't see the difference between love and war. They say - all things fair in love and war. God has a different view.
     
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