“And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us” – Romans 5:5
LIGHT FOR NOW: Divine love is not something to be prayed for; it is a feature of your recreated human spirit.
Christianity is all about the demonstration of the divine love. 1 John 4:8 says, “He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love”. God is love personified. He demonstrated His love towards us in that He gave Christ to die for us while we were yet sinners (Romans 5:8). When you are born again, you become born of God. Therefore, if God who is love by nature gave birth to you, then you are a child of love and love personified. Divine love is not something to be prayed for; it is a feature of your recreated human spirit. Galatians 5:22 says, “But the fruit of the spirit is love”. What is therefore expected of you as a born again child of God is to demonstrate the love that is stored up in your heart, and be a blessing to your world. Be an oasis of love in a troubled world. Jesus, in John 14:15 say, “If ye love me; keep my commandments”. An example of His commandment is that we go into the world and preach the gospel to every creature (Mark 16:15). You will be demonstrating the love of God to your world when you reach out to others with the gospel of Christ. 2Corinthians 5:14 says, “For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead:” We are propelled by His love to preach the Gospel, just as He was propelled by love to take the place of sinful men on the cross. He was the expression and communication of the love of God.
INSTRUCTION: Share the love of God to others.
DECLARATION: Lord, thank you for loving me and taking my place on the cross, in Jesus Name, Amen.
QUOTE: God is love personified.
DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: GENESIS CHAPTER 4; EVENING: MATTHEW CHAPTER 4