RHAPSODY OF REALITIES DAILY DEVOTIONAL
PROPAGATE AND PROJECT HIS LOVE .
Monday, March 26th , 2018
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us (Romans 5:8).
The Lord Jesus came to the world with the love message; He loved us, and showed us how to love others. As a child of God, not only are you an offspring of love, because the Bible tells us that God is love (1 John 4:8), you’re also an ambassador of Christ in this world. You’re His representative, continuing His life of love in this world (2 Corinthians 5:20). It’s therefore your responsibility to propagate and project the love of God in your world.
Romans 5:5 says, “…hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.” God has put His love in your heart, and He expects you to show it forth by loving the people around you. That’s the only way the world can see and appreciate the matchless beauty of His love.
Your language must build and lift. Those who hurt or destroy others with their words don’t know the love of Christ. Speak highly and lovingly of others. You may ask, “What if their character is really bad?” You’re not to judge or condemn them. Be like the Lord Jesus who said to the woman caught in the act of adultery, _*“…Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more”*_ (John 8:11).
He not only defended her before her accusers, He loved her in spite of her sins. He did the same for us, and washed us from our sins in His own blood, giving us His righteousness to live for Him.
Take every opportunity of your daily encounter with people to express love to them. Be a blessing to your world. Love others selflessly and unconditionally as Christ has loved us. 1 John 3:16 says, “Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.”
Precious Father, thank you for your great mercy, your gift of righteousness and your unconditional love for me! Just like you, I’m merciful, kind, loving and gracious to others. Your love is a light that shines brightly from me to others, giving them hope, and life, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
FURTHER STUDY: 1 John 4:7-9* Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. 8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. 9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.
Romans 13:8-10 Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. 9 For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if [there be] any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love [is] the fulfilling of the law.
*DAILY SCRIPTURE READING*
1-Year Bible Reading Plan: Luke 6:17-49,
2-Year Bible Reading Plan: Romans 3:13-19,