Old Testament: Love In The Old And New Testament

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1. Intro 2. Old Testament a. Deuteronomy 7:9 b. Psalm 37:4 3. New Testament a. John 3:16-17 b. Matthew 22:37-39 c. Luke 6:27-28 d. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 4. Closing Love in the Old and New Testament In the Old Testament God seems to be a very merciful, loving, and understanding God. In the New Testament the Lord shows his wrath a bit more often. I truly believe that the Lord is always forgiving and merciful growing up in a Christian/Jewish family. When I was younger I went to private school, studying and knowing the bible almost verse by verse. When I was around 12 my parents became Messianic Jews, meaning that they believed in old parts of the bible, mainly the Old Testament and the Torah. My parents called God, Yahweh, meaning,…show more content…
Deuteronomy 7:9 This verse is found in the Old Testament, basically what it is saying is as long as you follow the word of the Lord and keep his commandments you will be eternally loved by God. This is not saying if you sin, that you will not be loved and forever punished, this is also not saying sin all the time and I will forgive you anyways. What the Lord is saying here is follow me, try your best to keep my commandments, he is saying he is faithful he will not stray from you and will be with you always. Another great verse in the Old Testament that supports God’s love for us is “Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart” Psalm 37:4. This is one of my favorite verses. The verse is saying to love the Lord, your God and father with all your heart and he will give you what you need and want in life. Not everything is a piece of cake and many people seem to think that if they believe in the Lord for a day, they will have everything. All of their illnesses will go away, they will instantly have love and money, or whatever they want. This is not how the Lord works, you need to delight yourself in him, constantly thank him for what you have and the Lord granting you another day to live. Sometimes we think that we have it so rough, but other people may have a harder or more…show more content…
It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking. It is not easily angered, it keeps no records of wrong. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-7. I personally believe this is the best verse to explain God’s love for us and how we should love others. Usually love can make people feel angry, because someone is not doing what you want them to do or doing something they should not be doing. The same thing goes for Gods love; we do things all the time that he does not like. Most people sin everyday, whether they know it or not. If people took this verse and applied it to their marriages, the world would be a better

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