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Dec.23 Devotion: A Love That Never Dies


Micah 7:18-19 Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? he retaineth not his anger for ever, because he delighteth in mercy.

[19] He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.

Romans 8:38-39 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,

[39] Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

These are two of my favorite passages in all the Scripture. There is special love embedded in the wording as the prophet Micah describes God’s love and compassion. Ask most people the question, “what kind of love do you want others to have toward you?” The answer will stay pretty consistent no matter where they live, what they believe, where they work, their age or marital status. We all want someone to love us and even more so, we all want someone to love us the way that we want to be loved! Most of us want security. We want to be loved unconditionally, to be loved completely where we are, just like we are, and no strings or conditions attached. I dare to say, most people want a constant, unfailing and unconditional love.

Love was established by God in the very beginning of time to be eternal. As long as The Holy Spirit is present and God’s children are upon this earth, love will never die. People can tarnish it, neglect it, wound it, betray it, reject it, and even hate it, but love in and of itself will still be there. It is God who established love because HE IS LOVE! And the love that God finds delight in is love that is unchanging, constant and steady. Unchanging love is the heartbeat of God’s will. HE has extended this rare and beautiful gift because we have been created with the capacity to love. However, we must choose to nurture, strengthen, promote, applaud, give, protect, respond and receive God’s unchanging love! It’s HIS desire to give and to receive true love from HIS children.

How are you loving God with your life? Is your love unchanging toward HIM? Are you bringing HIS heart delight with your choice of love? There is only one kind of love that God wants from us. A love that is TRUE, a love that asks for NOTHING in return and NEVER changes regardless of the circumstance. It is this kind of love that comes directly from God’s own heart that NEVER DIES and the world around us is looking for. Today, will Jesus and others find it in you?

Bro. Lawrence Longworth

Isaiah 61:1”the opening of the prison to them that are bound;”


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