Hidden Words: Deepening Day 14, God’s Love & Our Relationship to Him – Arabic 38, 39, 48 Persian 18

Yesterday we read about the relationship we have with God “built upon love”.  And how can we express this love we feel in return? The next few Hidden Words give us some guidance on this question.

“O SON OF BEING! Walk in My statutes for love of Me and deny thyself that which thou desirest if thou seekest My pleasure.” [Bahá’u’lláh, The Hidden Words, No. A38.]

“O SON OF MAN! Neglect not My commandments if thou lovest My beauty, and forget not My counsels if thou wouldst attain My good pleasure.” [Bahá’u’lláh, The Hidden Words, No. A39.]

“O SON OF MAN! For everything there is a sign. The sign of love is fortitude under My decree and patience under My trials.” [Bahá’u’lláh, The Hidden Words, No. A48.]

That last one particularly says how we can show our love, as He tells us outright what is “The sign of love“. And how do we learn about love? The next Hidden Word gives us a clue about unraveling “the mysteries of love“.

“O YE DWELLERS IN THE HIGHEST PARADISE! Proclaim unto the children of assurance that within the realms of holiness, nigh unto the celestial paradise, a new garden hath appeared, round which circle the denizens of the realm on high and the immortal dwellers of the exalted paradise. Strive, then, that ye may attain that station, that ye may unravel the mysteries of love from its wind-flowers and learn the secret of divine and consummate wisdom from its eternal fruits. Solaced are the eyes of them that enter and abide therein!” [Bahá’u’lláh, The Hidden Words, No. P18.]

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