Devotionals & Poems

The Power Of Love In God’s Word

The written word, the Logos, enjoins us to love each other. As far back as Leviticus 19:18, God said, “you shall love your neighbor as yourself”. Jesus also commanded His disciples to love one another, saying in John 15:12, “This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.” Peter says, “love one another fervently with a pure heart” (1 Peter 1:22). Not only does the written Logos, the written word, urge us to love but the Living Logos, the living word, Jesus Himself (John 1:1, 14), implants the seed of this attribute of Himself within us; as the administrator, the Holy Spirit turns the Logos into a Rhema word, making it alive in us; and 1 John 4:8 says, “He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.”

Love Is …

Thoughts from 1 Corinthians 13

-by Rose Hill

Love is patient love is kind,

Love sees what’s wrong but love don’t mind.

Love is never envious and jealousy’s not there,

Love is not demanding its rights for love is fair.

Love is not proud, arrogant or rude,

Love does not claim to be a real dude.

Love does not seek to get things for itself,

Love rejoices when others get the wealth.

Love pays no attention to what evil’s been done to it,

Love prays for the wrongdoer so they become fit.

Love is so glad when the truth prevails,

Love does not rejoice when sin assails.

Love endures everything and doesn’t become weak,

Love suffers wrong and turns the other cheek.

Love never fails or comes to an end,

Love you must seek and it God will send.

Scripture quotations are from the New King James Version copyright 1982 by Thomas Nelson Co. used by permission.

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