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But it is good for me to draw near to God… Psalm 73:28a

Love Me

author Posted by: Mike on date Jun 21st, 2017 | filed Filed under: Bible Study, God

I love GodThe phrase, “love me” occurs nine times in the Bible.  This first time it occurs is in the account of Jacob and his wives. In this account, Jacob is tricked into marrying Leah when he really loved her younger sister Rachel. The Bible tells us in Genesis 29:30 that Jacob loved Rachel more than Leah. Because of this we read:

And when the LORD saw that Leah was hated, he opened her womb: but Rachel was barren. – Genesis 29:31 (KJV)

There is one thing that Leah wanted from her husband, Jacob – that he would love her.

(Genesis 29:32) “And Leah conceived, and bare a son, and she called his name Reuben: for she said, Surely the LORD hath looked upon my affliction; now therefore my husband will love me.”

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Father, show us how to love like Jesus loves!

author Posted by: Mike on date May 7th, 2005 | filed Filed under: Jesus

Some of the greatest truths about Jesus are said in very few words. I am reminded of the time when Jesus joined the mourners for Lazarus. What are we told about his feelings? We are simply told, ” Jesus wept.” John 11:35 (KJV) When the people there saw Jesus weeping, they said Behold how he loved him!” John 11:36b (KJV) What characterized Jesus? It was his love. Read more »