Devotional 7/18

Let not mercy and truth forsake you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart, and so find favor and high esteem in the sight of God and man. Proverbs 3:3-4

Quia amasti me, fecisti me amabilem.
(In loving me, you made me lovable.)
Brennan Manning

God’s mercy looks over our wrongs, and restores us. His love hides us in Him, instead of giving up on us. We should have mercy on ourselves and everyone we meet, because we have no idea what people go through; and if God has mercy on us, who are we to not extend mercy to others and ourselves!?

God is Love, and His love is consistent and faithful. It should motivate us to be better people everyday. It’s a different type of love. He teaches us to love others, the same way He loves us: unconditionally. Knowing the way God loves us helps us walk securely, instead of in fear of punishment or judgement. His love gives us courage and boldness.

The love of God is so unconditional, that it is faithful even when we are unfaithful. He will never get tired of loving us for whatever reason. He continues to love us even when we get mad at Him. And His love finds us even when we’re in darkness, in sin or confusion! What can separate us from the love of God?

Nothing! Not life, death, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, No height, or depth, or any other creature, is able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Rom. 8:38-39)

Let’s pray:

Father God, thank you for loving us beyond our own comprehension. Thank you for calming and comforting us with your love. Thank you for teaching us to receive love from others, and extend love to others. I pray you continue to reveal your unique way of loving us. And may we become stronger, bolder and more courageous as you reveal your love to us. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

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