Saturday, October 20, 2007

God's Love is Constant

1 Corinthians 13:8, "Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease, whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away."

The character of Christ is constant. When the world around us delivers confusion, change, and calamity, the genuine love of Jesus stands serene and sure. However, it is only as we open our hearts to Him that we can ever hope to share that same enduring quality of His eternal love.

If your religion centers on the admiration you have for oratory skills, spiritual gifts, and educational degrees, then you will be gravely disappointed. If you love the Lord because He has blessed you with possesions, good health, and a well-paying job, you are basing your Christianity on temporal things.

On the other hand, if your religion is based on a relationship with your Savior, then your foundation is sure. His love for you never fluctuates, and certainly never vanishes. This is His character.

The remarkable truth is that He wants to share this same love with you so that you can love Him back, and so that you can show this love to a chaotic world.

Lord Jesus, You are the same yesterday, and today, and forever. This thought stirs me to the depth of my soul. I can face the future knowing that You are with me, You never change, and You never fail. Thank you for teaching me about genuine love. Amen.


Anonymous said...

I have trouble believing completely in Lord's constant love. What should I do?