Monday, May 18, 2009

Love Never Fails

“Love never fails.” (1Corinthians 13:8)

Love is a mighty force for good on the earth. It is a weapon that trumps the hordes of hell. God’s love draws the sinner to the Savior. When believers love those lost in sin, they release the Holy Spirit who can win the unsaved to his kingdom.

Faith, hope, and love will remain for eternity. But the greatest of these is love (1 Cor 13:13). Love is eternal. When we choose to love others, we act according to the divine, immutable will of God.

We can not guarantee the reaction of those we love. Some will respond kindly towards us. Some will hate us, but when we love in return we can not fail. We stand unblemished and untainted by the darkness of this world. The love of God inside the human heart causes men to triumph in the midst of horrific realities.

This is how every faithful martyr has died. They chose to love even their enemies, and that love, which can only come from God, never fails. Saul stood in approval as Stephen was stoned to death. Stephen publicly glorified God at this time and expressed forgiveness to those that stoned him. The witnessing of Stephen’s killing may very possibly have been a seed that drew Saul to embrace Christ.

Dear Father God,

Let your love so fill my life that others are drawn to you. May my love walk witness to those that do not know you. Teach me to love even my enemies as Christ forgave me on the cross. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

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