Love bears up under anything and everything that comes, is ever ready to believe the best of every person, its hopes are fadeless under all circumstances, and it endures everything [without weakening].
LOVE FEAST day #7.
You are well on your way to receive the out flow of the inward glow of love in your heart. There are benefits to growing in love that only God, Himself, can bestow. Money can’t buy it, titles and degrees can earn it, and darkness can’t stop it. Love is as valuable to a Christian as blood is to the human body, without it you die.
Our love verse for today is quite amazing, actually it is one of my all time favorites, and it has pulled me through a lot of tough times in my life. Love has supernatural strength, which can range from being calm and gentle to forcefully explosive. Love is not a weak, mushy, helpless feeling that endures for a season. Love is strong and endures long. Love bears up under anything and everything that comes, my, that is so refreshing. If you have had insecurities in your life that verse can and will knock them right out the box. That verse leaves no room for uncertainties. Love will always be there with you no matter what comes; it will never leave you nor forsake you. Not only is love with you but it is what bears you.
• To protect or keep by covering, to preserve.
• To cover over with silence.
a) to keep secret
b) to hide, conceal
• Of the errors and faults of others.
• By covering to keep off something which threatens, to bear up against, hold out against, and so endure, bear, forbear.
This love can be looked at like a non-threatening big grizzly bear hug. The size of the grizzly bear is large compared to the average person and would quickly envelop even a huge macho man. Once you are in his arms nothing can harm or get to you. Love will preserve from the hand of your enemies. It will cover you underneath its wings.
HE WHO dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty [Whose power no foe can withstand]. (Psalms 91:1 AMP)
Love will never reveal your faults to others, it covers you with silence. Love never weakens, it is always the same, and nothing can loosen its hold on you.
Love believes the best of every person, now that’s supernatural. Believing the best of every person including your enemies or those who have wronged you is not of this world. It takes faith that works by love to believe the best of someone when the facts before you are saying, yes the hurt you, yes they lied on you, yes they cheated on you, yes they betrayed you etc. This verse abiding in your heart will keep you out of the dark pit of offense. It will rescue you from the venomous bite of un-forgiveness. Believing the best of everyone requires tremendous loyalty to the Word of God. Believing the best of every person takes staying full of God’s Word and the Holy Spirit, without these two undefeatable powers actively working in our lives we will fail. When someone hurts or wrongs you, yielding to the love of God will keep you free and potentially set them free. When we choose not to retaliate (which is of the flesh or old sinful nature) but rather reciprocate love, we win!
That is good the bear hug analogy*ReplyDelete
This is so good Cathy!! So the less of me (my flesh), the more God's kind of love can flow through me. Makes me want to crucify my flesh more and more!! One day in intercession, I saw God go up behind this person I was praying for and gently encircle His arms around her in a bear hug. She tried to resist for awhile but eventually got warn out and fell into His arms. That sure helps me when I pray for people!! His love never fails and if His love is flowing through me, my love doesn't fail either!!ReplyDelete