Daily Berry Patch Devotions in 2014 - Day 117
Devotional Song: Go to this link … Please go this video link to hear Collin Raye singing the Love Remains, reminding us that throughout all of life, when we have love – especially the love of God – we have all that we need
Highlight Passage – NKJV: 1st Corinthians 13: 4-8 [NKJV] …
4 Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; 5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; 6 does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. … 8 Love never fails.
Highlight Passage [Context] #1 – NKJV: 2nd Chronicles 12: 1-8 [NKJV] … Go to this link …
Reference Passages #1: Matthew 22: 36-40 [NKJV] … Go to this link … Jesus, when asked about the law, responded …
Reference Passages #2: John 3: 16 [NKJV] … I won’t insult you by copying this very familiar text, since I’m sure you know it.
Reference Passages #2: John 13: 34-35 [NKJV] …
34 "... A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. 35 By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”
My Journal for Today: For the Christian, one of the most challenging lessons to live out in our lives is the truth of one of the most quoted and memorize passages in all of the Bible; … and that is the lesson of John 3: 16. Learning and living that God’s love remains when all else fails is not an easy task for fallen mankind. But when we have the Spirit of God deeply embedded in our hearts as born-again believers, we can not only rely on God’s love being with us; but we can share it, through God’s grace, with others.
By nature, we humans are not loving creatures, even though we were originally created in the image of God. No, … as fallen humans, all you have to do is observe a child and see that, by nature, we are sin-bearing heathens. But when we surrender our selves to the Savior and He becomes the Lord of our lives, we can – AND DO – choose to show love to others.
So, as I’m one the road and pressed a bit for time as I journal this, I exhort you to take in the attached photo, the song link, and the referenced scriptures above, and see that when all else seems to fail in our life God’s love prevails and never fails. And I pray that we’ll share His love with someone today.
My Prayer for Today … Lord, I so rely on Your love. … Amen
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