The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen. (2 Corinthians 13:14 KJV)
We began a miniseries on 2 Corinthians 13:14 above and reviewed what it means for grace to “be with someone”. Today, let us look at the next part which is the love of God. Based on the structure of the verse, Paul was saying that the love of God should “be with you all”. How does God’s love abide or “be” with us?
Yes, indeed, God’s love can be with someone. Paul said to the Romans:
“And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us” (Romans 5:5 KJV).
He poured out His love into our hearts by His Spirit and so that love is IN the heart of that individual. When God’s love is with someone or dwelling in someone, they know and believe God loves them and their lives are shaped by that love. They live in the reality of God’s love. God loves everyone, but not everyone knows about that love or lives in it. There are people living daily without the blessing of knowing and living in the reality of God’s love. All of our anxieties, worries, fears, sleepless nights and similar daily heartaches of life will vanish if the realities of God’s love is with us daily. Jesus lived on earth always fully conscious He is the love of His Father. Oh, what a difference it will make in the way we view ourselves, view others and live if only the reality of that love will forever be in our hearts!
Is God’s love with you daily as you live?
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It is one thing for God to love you and it is a different thing altogether for you to live in that love, that is, know it, believe it and allow it to affect your emotions, thoughts, words and actions daily. Let the Love of God be with you always!
Bless the Father for pouring out His love in our hearts.
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