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Today's Inspirational Bible Devotion : 12/21/2016
What Love Truly Is
"Praise the Lord, O my soul; and forget not, all His
benefits. For He is a God, Who forgives all your sins and
heals all your diseases. For He is a God, Who redeems your
life from the pit, and crowns you with love and compassion.
For He is a God, Who satisfies your desires with good
things, so that your youth is renewed like the eagle."
Dearly beloved, have you ever thought about, what love truly is? Seriously, what is the true meaning of the word? For you see, in order to keep us from the possibility of error, let's not trust the definition to the judgment of
the world; but instead, let us go to the Lord Himself. For you see, by doing so, we'll be able to get a more accurate account, when it comes to the true nature of love. For the type of love, our Lord requires, deals with a type of love, that involves both God and mankind.
The love of God, is for His own sake; and when it comes to how we love, know that it's given, for God's sake. So what is it, when it comes to loving God? And not only that, what is it, when it comes to being able to truly delight in Him? What about rejoicing in His will, as we continually
desire to please Him. How about, when it comes to us seeking, and finding our happiness from within Him, as we thirst day and night, for a fuller enjoyment of Him?
First off, when it comes to the measure of this type of love, keep in mind, our Lord has clearly told us: "You shall love the Lord your God, with all of your heart." And although we are not to love, or to delight in none other, but Him. We must not forget, the Lord has also commanded us to love our
neighbors. Which simply means, we should love all people, just like the Lord has loved us.
Keep in mind, we're suppose to desire, and pursue their happiness, just as sincerely, and steadily, as we do our own. Plus, we're suppose to love others in the strictest sense; while altogether, delighting in them, as we learn to enjoy their company. Now, if we were to love in such a way; and if we'd also learned, to love in the same measure as God has loved us; then I'd like to think, we would be better prepared, for the full enjoyment of our Father in heaven.
My interpretation (slight alteration) of a daily devotion, that was originally given by:
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Know that Intouch Ministries also has an online book club, a prayer team that's ready to assist you in your prayerful needs, and an online feature that allows you to share your personal testimony if you so choose. I also want to point out, that this ministry was founded by the senior pastor of the First Baptist Church of Atlanta, and he is also New York Times best-selling author, Dr. Charles F. Stanley
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Know that this is a ministry, that provides a daily devotional update, that has managed to reach about 3 million daily readers from throughout the world. Understand that this ministry devotional update efforts, has also been translated into 39 different languages as well.
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Eventually, the Our Daily Bread program would grow into being one of the world's most widely read devotional booklets from throughout the world. For the devotional booklet has a distributor readership of over 10 million worldwide, and has been translated into 37 different languages. I also want to point out, that RBC Ministries also publishes a very popular Bible teaching series that's called "The Discovery Series."