Being the sum total of love, all attributes of love come from the attributes of God. There is no room in us for little white lies, if we are to be relied on as truthful. While persistently loving others we need to be trustworthy and spread the hope of God to others. As God protects us from Satan, He always makes sure even bad things will benefit us. As a result we need to look for ways to protect ourselves and others. How have you found ways to demonstrate the love attributes of God? Which ones are the most difficult for you to live out? What obstacles block your progress and how might you overcome them as you exemplify God’s love to those around you daily?
1 Timothy 4:16 The Voice
Take care of yourself, concentrate on your teaching, and stick with these things. If you do, then you will be effective in bringing salvation to yourself and all who hear you.
Titus 1:1-2 English Standard Version
1 Paul, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, for the sake of the faith of God’s elect and their knowledge of the truth, which accords with godliness, 2 in hope of eternal life, which God, who never lies, promised before the ages began.
2 Kings 12:15 New Living Translation
No accounting of this money was required from the construction supervisors, because they were honest and trustworthy men.
1 Timothy 4:9-10 Tree of Life Version
9 Trustworthy is the saying and deserving of complete acceptance 10 (for to this end we work hard and strive): “We have set our hope on the living God, who is the Savior of all people, especially those who trust.”
Jeremiah 29:11 International Standard Version
For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for well-being, and not for calamity, in order to give you a future and a hope.
Romans 8:24-25 Modern English Version
24 For we are saved through hope, but hope that is seen is not hope, for why does a man still hope for what he sees? 25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.
2 Thessalonians 3:3 GOD’S WORD Translation
But the Lord is faithful and will strengthen you and protect you against the evil one.
Romans 8:28 King James Version
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.