I doubt this is an original idea, but I wanted to share something I've been doing in my Bible reading time the past few days. I'll call it The Love Challenge. I opened my Bible to the concordance and noticed (as you probably have) that the longest list of verses is for the word "love". And because of statements from the Word such as "God is love" "the greatest of these is love" "and over all these virtues put on love," I get a pretty good idea that love is very important. For God so loved- we've all heard- is actually an astronomical statement because of what follows- the world. Meaning us. God LOVED us, while we were yet sinners. His death for our sins illustrates this concept.
And that is some reasons why I wanted to dig deeper into the Word's mentions of love. Here we go!
1. Open your Bible to the condordance in the back.
2. Find the word "love".
3. Read the first verse listed and enough verses before and after it to understand the context.
4. Repeat (reading the next verse) at each study time!
I hope some of you will try this. I'm really moved by learning about love throughout the Bible!