When they love us they’ll project
The truth that is at hand,
Where sincere motives will abound
So God’s ways we understand.
When they love us they will pray
To intercede for our needs,
And whilst God is working in our heart
He waters all those seeds.
Whey they love us they take risks
And are honest and they’re true,
And although the truth will hurt at times
We need to hear it through and through.
When they love us they’ll correct
In a gentle loving way,
Knowing that God’s grace reveals the truth
When we humble ourselves and pray.
When they love us they’ll protect
And avoid all evil too,
They are sober and they’re self-controlled
And take care in all they do.
When they love us they will serve
Wherever there’s a need,
And do so gladly and with kindness
Not only through words but via deeds.
When they love us they will share
The good news of God’s salvation,
Knowing that the days are increasingly evil
And we need to build on God’s foundation.
When they love us they will not slander
Or hate us in any way,
But pray that God’s will be done in our lives
When they seek God’s face and pray.
But it’s only through God’s Spirit
And His strength that we can achieve,
Or do anything remotely good
Since we all have sinned indeed.
And when they love us they’ll introduce
The most beautiful Savior indeed,
And the sacrifice that was made at the cross
When for our sins He did intercede.
(C) P.B. 2022
“Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.” John 15:13
“Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good. Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honour giving preference to one another; not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord.” Romans 12:9-11
“For whom the Lord loves He corrects, just as a father the son in whom he delights.” Proverbs 3:12
“If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own.” John 15:18-19
“There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.” Romans 8:1
“Just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.” Matthew 20:28
“So then neither he who plants is anything, nor he who waters, but God who gives the increase.” 1 Corinthians 3:7
“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,” Romans 2:23-24
“Looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ.” Titus 2:13