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Love Does No Wrong

November 4, 2018

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Love Does No Wrong

Everyone wants  to be loved.     The most perfect definition of love  there has ever been  is the love of God  in Jesus Christ.

  • God’s love  lets us go through trials  to strengthen our character — and yet,  quietly supports us  every step  of the way.
  • God’s love  forgives all our sins — and gently lets us  bear the consequences  of many of them  to show us  the utmost importance  of holiness and purity.
  • God fully provides  for all our needs  in a way  that teaches us  to be content  in all situations,  being confident of God’s care  and patient  with His timing.
  • God’s love  is gracious  as He faithfully cares  about our every thought,  intention,  and action,  because He makes our conscience aware  of the safest  and best way  to go.

This short  and incomplete description  of a pure and holy love  could continue  in great detail  as we think about how God’s love worked  over thousands of years  of history  to bring the promised Savior exactly  as prophesied,  so that we could have definite proof  of God’s power and love  in the midst  of our trials.

In all of this,  God has done us  no wrong.     Instead,  His every heart-felt action is  for our eternal benefit.     Do we appreciate  His love?     How do we show God love  in return?     Paul tells us  in Romans 13:10,

Love does no wrong  to a neighbor;  love therefore  is the fulfillment  of the law.

God’s perfect love  for us  is how we need  to show love  towards one another — and love  towards God Himself.     When we do everything  in righteousness and purity,  always concerned  about the eternal outcome  and benefits  for ourselves and others,  we will do no wrong  to our neighbor.     With that sort  of love,  we will automatically fulfill  all of God’s laws,  i.e. the doing of everything  that is good and right,  perfect and holy.

It’s pretty obvious  none of us  can love perfectly.     But,  God has loved perfectly  and always will love perfectly.     Because of God’s faithful  and ongoing love  for us,  we can be encouraged  to try  to imitate His perfect love.     Then,  as we deal  with our daily challenges,  we remember John 3:16,

For God  so loved the world,  that He gave  His only begotten Son,  that whoever  believes in Him  should not perish,  but have eternal life.

Knowing God’s love  for us,  begets a true love  within us.     When God sees  that true love developing  within us,  He will be pleased  and dwell within us.     Then,  in fellowship  with our Savior,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     My Lord,  it is so good  to know  the infinite greatness  of Your love  for me.     Let me always remember Your love  as I travel through this world.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods

 

Pray for our country.

 

This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24

 

The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.
Psalm 18:30

 

Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1

How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4

 

Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13

 

Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1

 

Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3

 

Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that
I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12

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