Devo Day 14 – Love

๐†๐—ผ๐โ€™๐ฌ ๐ฅ๐—ผ๐ฏ๐ž ๐ฅ๐ž๐š๐๐ฌ ๐ญ๐—ผ ๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐ง๐ฌ๐Ÿ๐—ผ๐ซ๐—บ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐—ผ๐ง; it does not enable, allow, or encourage sin. There are some that discourage preaching the love of because it scares them; itโ€™s too risky. There has been a fear that speaking or living out of Godโ€™s love encourages or allows people to continue to live in sin without repercussion.

This, however, is a lie of the enemy based in fear.

I will continue to dismantle that lie and speak Truth; ๐‰๐ž๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐‚๐ก๐ซ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ, ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’Ž๐’‚๐’๐’Š๐’‡๐’†๐’”๐’•๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ ๐’๐’‡ ๐‘ฎ๐’๐’…โ€™๐’” ๐’๐’๐’—๐’†. To resist speaking Godโ€™s love out of fear that people will continue to live in sin is an indication that we are seeing love through the eyes of man, but God does not have faulty love like man does. ๐†๐—ผ๐โ€™๐ฌ ๐ฅ๐—ผ๐ฏ๐ž ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐Ÿ๐ž๐œ๐ญ; ๐ฐ๐ก๐—ผ๐ฅ๐ž; ๐œ๐—ผ๐—บ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ž๐ญ๐ž. Fear must go. Fear doesnโ€™t belong in us. Letโ€™s not give it access or rights to us. Godโ€™s love is perfect and itโ€™s what casts out fear.

๐‘น๐’†๐’”๐’• ๐’Š๐’ ๐‘ฏ๐’Š๐’” ๐’๐’๐’—๐’†.

Todays passage speaks about Godโ€™s Love & Grace, also known as ๐‰๐ž๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐‚๐ก๐ซ๐ข๐š๐ซ. As you read, take note that in no way, shape, or form is sin/evil an acceptable lifestyle within the context of Godโ€™s Love or Grace. This gives us a glimpse into Godโ€™s heart and nature.

Romans 2:4 articulates how ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ ๐—ผ๐—ผ๐๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ ๐—ผ๐Ÿ ๐†๐—ผ๐ ๐ฅ๐ž๐š๐๐ฌ ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐ญ๐—ผ ๐ซ๐ž๐ฉ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ง๐œ๐ž. Itโ€™s not Godโ€™s goodness or love that is the problem, itโ€™s the stubbornness and unrepentant heart that is (Romans 2:5).

We canโ€™t change the message of Jesus and Godโ€™s love out of fear that man will use it in an irresponsible manner. We need to speak the Truth.

Itโ€™s the role of the Holy Spirit to reveal the Truth to the hearts and minds of people. We are to preach the Truth and should not withhold portions of it out of fear.

May we boldly declare the truth of Jesus Christ – the manifestation of the love of God – Love in human form.

โฃ๏ธŽโฃ๏ธŽโฃ๏ธŽโฃ๏ธŽโฃ๏ธŽโฃ๏ธŽโฃ๏ธŽโฃ๏ธŽโฃ๏ธŽโฃ๏ธŽโฃ๏ธŽโฃ๏ธŽโฃ๏ธŽโฃ๏ธŽ

I encourage you to pick up your Bible and read chapter 3 of Titus because its filled wirh rich teaching. Here is a portion of the text.

โ€œWhen the extraordinary compassion of God our Savior and his overpowering love suddenly appeared in person, as the brightness of a dawning day, he came to save us. Not because of any virtuous deed that we have done but only because of his extravagant mercy. He saved us, resurrecting us through the washing of rebirth.

We are made completely new by the Holy Spirit, whom he splashed over us richly by Jesus, the Messiah, our Life Giver. So as a gift of his love, and since we are faultlessโ€” innocent before his faceโ€” we can now become heirs of all things, all because of an overflowing hope of eternal life.

How true and faithful is this message! I want you to especially emphasize these truths, so that those who believe in God will be careful to devote themselves to doing good works. It is always beautiful and profitable for believers to do good works.โ€
โ€ญโ€ญTitusโ€ฌ โ€ญ3:4-8โ€ฌ โ€ญTPTโ€ฌโ€ฌ

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