BY: Pastor Bob Miller
CHAPTER READ: Romans 5
SCRIPTURE SELECTED: Romans 5: 5-8
And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.
6 You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. 7 Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. 8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
God’s love has been poured out into our hearts, as the Holy Spirit came to dwell within us! And this love was shown to us at just the right time, when I was still rejecting God and doing my own thing. But this did not stop Christ from going to the Cross for me! God’s love is demonstrated by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us! That is the love, He put in our hearts.
The love I have in my own strength and ability is a love that reaches to those who have shown love to me first. But this love which God has put in my heart is expanding my love for others and is causing me to love those who have not shown me love and to even love those who have been an enemy to me. I need to allow this love which the Holy Spirit has put into my heart to be expressed today to whomever I meet!
Lord, you are changing me a little by little to love more and more like you! I pray that today will be a day in which Your love can be expressed to ever deeper and broader levels. And so may I not be surprised when I face situations and people that would try my patience. Instead of doing “my own thing” may I lay my life down in service and in love. Amen