Monday, October 8, 2018

October 8 Thought for the day...never fails

We are almost done with our time talking about God's love for us and the love we should have toward each other. This is a mirror that we should be looking at to see how much of God's love is pouring through us. Paul wraps it up with this statement, simple and concise.

Love never fails. 1 Corinthians 13:8

The word used for fail means to disappoint, come to ruin, fall into some misfortune or destruction. God's love will never ever do this. Humans do though!

At some point in your life, someone who says they love you is going to disappoint you. They may fail in a very big way or simply just let you down. Paul under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit is saying don't allow your love for them to fail. Choose to have the Holy Spirit strengthen you with His love.

We always need to be careful because the enemy is seeking ways to bring division between brothers and sisters in Christ, families, workplaces, churches, anywhere that he can place a wedge he will do it. When that occurs the first thing to fail is our love for them. The Holy Spirit understands the accusors ways better than anyone, and if we choose, He will come to us and strengthen our love for each other, because His love never fails.

God's love is unbendable, unchanging; it is constant. It is a love that you can depend on to be reliable and dependable always.

God wants us to learn to function at this higher level of love. Paul shares this with us, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit because God has made a way for us to be this love to others. He has created His love as a mirror of our lives, don't allow your failures in love to beat you up instead, allow it to show you the potential God has for your life. He wants to show you His love for you so you can show it to others.

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