The Covenant of Love devotional
- The Covenant of Love
By: Dr. Brenda K. Goudeaux
I know with all my heart that it is God's desire to touch through us and to love through us. God has delivered us out of bondage and sin. Before we are able to walk in the covenant that He established with Abraham, we have to walk in His love. Love is the answer to all things because love conquers all.
1 John 4:7-8
7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
The love described in this scripture is not about feelings or conditions, it is agape love, which is unconditional love. If we love one another and God dwells in us, we have covenant with Him.
Galatians 5:14 says, "For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself." Indeed the whole law has been summed up in this one precept. It is not an option, even if you don't like everything about an individual. God does not ask you to like the way someone does certain things, but He does command you to love one another. We need to be prepared for those who are not so loveable, but are crying out for what we have, the love of God.
Love is fondness, high regard, affection, tenderness, and yearning. If you don't have this love toward everyone in your life, then you are giving place to the enemy. Love never comes to an end, never fails, never disappears, and never passes away. We are people of the covenant, and part of that covenant is that we have love for God's people. Many things may fail, but love never fails.
This is my prayer in agreement with you:
Father, we thank you that you are keeping covenant with us, and showing us how to love one another. We thank you for your Word because your Word never fails. It gives us all those things that we need and desire of you. We are keeping your Word before us and we thank you for your miracle-working power in our lives. We glorify you for it now, Father, in Jesus' name. Amen.
What is God's design for marriage? I believe that God hates divorce and we as women should do all we can toward standing for our marriage. This is a group that through prayer and support from each other we will grow together as God would have us to do.
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