Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 02/12/12

This week’s scripture is from 1 Corinthians:

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

“Love never fails.”    (1 Cor. 13:4-8a)

These beautiful words are not simply a divine description of love and instruction on how to love; they are a reflection of God Himself and His love for us. In every way and in every quality this is God’s love and God’s character, for God is love, and His son Jesus Christ is the very embodiment and essence of love. God sent His son into the world as a profound statement of His love, a surpassing love beyond all understanding. Let us then as sons and daughters, as obedient servants, of the Most High go forth in the spirit of love — loving one another, witnessing in love, persevering in love, serving in love, and loving God.

May the love of God overwhelm you and flow out to those to whom He sends you.

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