Discover the best virtues of God and imitate them every day in your life. Learn how to be close to the Lord in this article.
“So we know and believe the love God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.” John 4:16
The Lord gives us his most perfect vision, his masterpiece, by saying that we should love one another as He loves us. This irrefutable proof is represented by His unconditional love in giving His own life for us, it is the greatest act of love that has been manifested. Be like Him and become a living example of his wise word.
“And now arise, O Lord God, and go to thy resting place, thou and the ark of thy might. Let thy priests, O Lord God, be clothed with salvation, and let thy saints rejoice in thy goodness.” Chronicles 6:41
Act in the same way that Jesus always did: forgiving those who offended Him. It is not an easy virtue to achieve, since it involves the difficult task of putting aside our own arrogance and making us share in a large amount of humility. Remember that it is important to forget grudges generated by the offense, but it is the first step in the path of forgiveness.
“O the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!” Romans 11:33
Use this weapon at all times in your life, because only with the truth will we really triumph. The truth, contrary to lies, represents light, everything that is good, and freedom from the chains of negative feelings that push us away from the path of the Lord. Through truth, practice healing all the lies that, like a bad weed, ruin the growth of your love for God.
“I will give to the Lord the thanks due to his righteousness, I will sing praise to the name of the Lord, the Most High.” Psalms 7:17
Be persevering and practice using this virtue, which is very difficult to achieve, by implementing empathy, a weapon that will allow you to understand your neighbor and put him in the same position as you are in, then you will realize that in the end we are all equal in the eyes of God. Be humble instead of being arrogant, exercise your humility asking for advice from others and keeping in mind that there will always be something to learn from your brothers.
“Teach me thy way, O Lord, that I may walk in thy truth; unite my heart to fear thy name.” Psalms 86:11
Perhaps the most important of God's virtues which reflects the sum of many other virtues that the Lord gives us. His kindness is reflected in love, in forgiveness, in humility, and in the use of truth. Remember how, no matter how many times we have offended Him or how far we have strayed from His path, God will always has a good dosage of kindness in order to forgive us and accept us back into His ranks. Practice goodness today to keep feelings of anger and resentment at bay.