|If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing.|
|And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.|
Jesus tells us that love is the key to life. "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself" - Matthew 22:37-38 (NIV).
The Bible tells us that God is love. He loved us so much that He sent His son to die for us so we can have a relationship with Him.
Giving is important. Sacrifice is significant. But loving God and others needs to be the focus of our lives. And when we truly grasp this concept - everything else falls into place.
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