Ginrich's Devotional Blog

May 24, 2012

Out of Love

Filed under: Bible,Christ,devotion,God's Word,Jesus — by ginrich @ 1:29 am
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1 Corinthians 13:3 If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing. (The Holy Bible, New International Version)

My father was a career military officer and I was raised to obey. I obeyed because of not wanting the discipline I would face if I didn’t do as told. Many Christians work hard to obey God’s written word. Some think the measure of being good Christians is gauged by good deeds and following the commands in the Bible. Reasons are as different as people. Some do it to look good. Others do it because they think doing good is the key to God’s blessings. We are told in the 13th chapter of 1 Corinthians the real key is love. If love is not our motivating force we work in vain. Yes, God does want us to do good but He wants us to do good out of love. God is Love. Whatever we do without love will parish. Love goes into eternity. Our question is are we reaching out to others in love? The more of God’s love we pour out the more room in us for His love.

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