Topic: The Tragedy of Lovelessness
[Seeds of Destiny 25 February 2019 Devotional]
To love is to show forth the nature of God but to hate is to manifest the character of satan, the devil.
SCRIPTURE: If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn’t love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.1 Corinthians 13:1-2 (NLT).
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: To love is to show forth the nature of God but to hate is to manifest the character of satan, the devil.
A story was once told of a man who lived happily with his wife for many years until a strange woman began to pollute his heart against her. The strange woman asked him to divorce his wife and marry her. Before long, the man began to lose interest in his wife, and hatred for her set in. He would not eat her food anymore and she was dying gradually inside.
The man later opened up to his wife his plan to divorce her. He asked the wife to ask for anything she wanted as settlement from him. The wife was shocked but made one simple request: the husband should carry her in his arms the way he did on their wedding day for 30 consecutive days. Though the request sounded unreasonable to the man, but because he wanted a divorce by all means, he obliged.
You cannot believe what happened next! Before the end of the 30 days, his love for his wife was rekindled and he went and told the strange woman that he would no longer divorce his wife. This is the power of love.
You see, that strange woman almost scattered that woman’s home, because of chronic lovelessness. Where love is absent, people get pre-occupied with only themselves. But Love makes you put yourself in the shoes of others. To love is to show forth the nature of God but to hate is to manifest the character of satan, the devil.
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Beloved, the question is, whose image are you manifesting in your life by your character, God’s or satan’s? Think about this.
Remember this: To love is to show forth the nature of God but to hate is to manifest the character of satan.
1.Avoid the life of selfishness.
2.Consider the feelings, conveniences, comforts and interests of other people.
PRAYER: Lord, help me to be considerate and thoughtful of others in my actions. Deliver me from every spirit of selfishness, Lord in Jesus’ Name.