“We love Him because He first loved us.” (1 John 4:19 NKJV)
What is love? Is it definable?
Various dictionaries have defined love as a profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person, affectionate concern for the well-being of others, the benevolent affection of God for His creatures or the reverent affection due from them to God.
Where do you look for love to fill your heart?
- in status
- in money
- in people
- in a career
- in possessions
- in power or position?
If you’re looking for love in people or things, you’re looking in all the wrong places.
The right kind of love comes from the person of Jesus Christ.
He loves you with an everlasting, all-forgiving, unconditional, perfect love. You were chosen to love. The apostle Paul wrote, “[In His love] He chose us [actually picked us out for Himself as His own] in Christ.” (Ephesians 1:4a, AMP)
If I asked you what you love the most, what would your immediate response be? Your boyfriend or girlfriend, your spouse, your children, your car, your bank account, your physical appearance, your iPhone?
Jesus asks you, “Do you love Me more than these others?” (John 21:15, TLB)
“We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in His love. God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them. And as we live in God, our love grows more perfect.” (1 John 4:16-17, NLT)
May you know and grow in this perfect Love!
Lord, I desire to know more fully Your precious love for me that I might be a vessel of Your love to others.
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