Scripture: verse 24
Grace be to all who love our Lord Yeshua the Messiah with undying love.
Observation: This is Paul’s final salutation, as he prays for God to bless us. What caught my eye was the phrase “undying love.”
We talk a lot about how Gods love for us is perfect and endless and infinite. We can’t offer God perfect love, but we can offer undying love. We can choose to be faithful.
Elsewhere in the Bible it talks about people whose love has grown cold, through indifference to God and selfishness or fear of man or both. And obviously we are fallen humans and our love for God will not be perfect all the time. But we can choose to make God our priority, and to keep our love for Him alive.
At the ladies’ meeting yesterday, we talked a lot about shame. But shame only makes sense when we forget the facts of the matter. The fact that other people don’t like God says far more about them than it says about God.
The fact is, God is amazing. Powerful and wise and loving and perfect. Our love dies when we forget that.
Application: Remember who God is. Turn to Him for comfort when things are difficult, instead of rejecting Him in anger. Ask Him to show the truth of the situation. Because He will.
Prayer: God, I thank you that your truth is beautiful. I thank you that you are making all things perfect in their time. Please help me to see your beauty, even when I’m tired or distressed. Amen.