Wednesday, 4 September 2013

DANGEROUSLY IN LOVE

Many search for LOVE, seeking in places where it cannot be found. LOVE is not found in lusts and pleasures; these activities only bring forth disease of every type inflicting both body and soul and causing heartache and pain.

We have all been given special command from our Heavenly father to regard the stranger, the outcast the poor and the weak. Many are in heart longing for peace and rest. 

The enemy offers pleasures that lead to ruin  and death, why spend money on that which is not bread and labour for that which cannot satisfy? Today men are rushing on in the chase for love, gain and selfish indulgence.

But what does the word of God tells us about true love?

When God's word dwells within our heart it brings life and joy which remains in us, and that joy brings happiness that nothing can destroy. God's love cannot be measured it is unconditional, nothing or no one can stop God from loving them. Paul describes this love as Love which endures long and is patient and kind; love that is never envious nor boils over with jealousy, is not boastful or vainglorious, does not display itself haughtily.
God's love is not conceited (arrogant and inflated with pride); it is not rude (unmannerly) and does not act unbecomingly. Love (God’s love in us) does not insist on its own rights or its own way, for it is not self-seeking; it is not touchy or fretful or resentful; it takes no account of the evil done to it [it pays no attention to a suffered wrong].
It does not rejoice at injustice and unrighteousness, but rejoices when right and truth prevail.
Love bears up under anything and everything that comes, is ever ready to believe the best of every person, its hopes are fadeless under all circumstances, and it endures everything [without weakening].
Love never fails [never fades out or becomes obsolete or comes to an end]. As for prophecy the gift of interpreting the divine will and purpose, it will be fulfilled and pass away; as for tongues, they will be destroyed and cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away [it will lose its value and be superseded by truth].
For our knowledge is incomplete and imperfect, and our teaching) is incomplete and imperfect. 
Many speak of being dangerously in love, can that love be compared with the love God has for his children? His love reaches beyond all circumstances, as Paul says for I am persuaded beyond doubt (am sure) that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities, nor things impending and threatening nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Today may we all strive to be dangerously in love with our God, for he loved us while we were still enemy.







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