“No matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love.” 1 Corinthians 13:3, The Message
A life without love is wasted. You need to receive God’s love so that it overflows and allows you to love others.
You need God’s love because you aren’t perfect. His love will never run out, no matter what you’ve done or will do. Consider King David: He was far from perfect! In fact, he made a series of bad choices. He lied, cheated, and committed adultery. He even had the husband murdered to cover up his sin.
David did many great things for God, and he did many things against God. Yet God called David a man afterHis own heart. How could God say that about a man like David? Because He knew that David’s love for Him was bigger than his mistakes. When David sinned against God, he admitted it and asked for mercy. How can you be after God’s heart like David? Let God’s love for you be bigger than your mistakes. Accept His perfect love by coming clean with your sins and asking for His forgiveness. Do this every day!
You need love in your relationships because it’s the only way your relationships will last. People will sin against you and you’ll sin against them, and the only solution to that pain is love. God’s love also gives you the power to let other people off the hook when they sin against you. You’ve been forgiven by God, and now you are called to forgive others.
Today, how will you receive God’s love so that you can love others?