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Moments of Faith Daily Devotional 14 February 2024 By Prophet Frank Udoh

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Title: “Love: The Greatest Commandment”

Scripture Reading: 1 Corinthians 13:4-8a (NIV) – “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.”

Message:

Love is a word that permeates our lives, yet its depth and significance often elude us. It’s easy to reduce love to a mere sentiment or emotion, but in reality, it is the very essence of God’s character and the foundation of our faith. In this devotional, titled “Love: The Greatest Commandment,” let’s delve into the profound meaning of love and how it transforms our lives and relationships.

Consider the characteristics of love described in 1 Corinthians 13:4-8a. Love is patient, kind, humble, selfless, forgiving, and enduring. It is more than a fleeting emotion; it is a deliberate choice to prioritize the well-being and happiness of others above our own. Reflect on how you have experienced God’s love in your life and how you have extended love to others.

Jesus declared that the greatest commandment is to love God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength, and to love our neighbor as ourselves (Mark 12:30-31). Love is not merely a suggestion or option for believers but a commandment that encompasses all other commandments. It is the mark of true discipleship and the defining characteristic of the Christian life.

How can we practically live out the commandment to love God and love others? Start by examining your heart and asking God to reveal any areas where love may be lacking. Seek to cultivate a deeper love for God through prayer, worship, and obedience to His Word. Then, allow God’s love to overflow from your heart to those around you, showing kindness, compassion, and forgiveness to everyone you encounter.

Love has the power to heal wounds, mend broken relationships, and transform lives. It bridges divides, breaks down barriers, and brings unity in diversity. As followers of Christ, let us be known by our love, demonstrating the unconditional and sacrificial love of Jesus to a world in desperate need of hope and reconciliation.

Prayer:
Heavenly Father, thank you for your incredible love that knows no bounds. Help us to grasp the depth and magnitude of your love for us and to reflect that love to others in all we do. Fill our hearts with your love so that we may overflow with kindness, compassion, and forgiveness toward everyone we encounter. May our lives be a testament to the transformative power of your love. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Further Reading:

1 John 4:7-8 (NIV) – “Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.”
John 13:34-35 (NIV) – “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples if you love one another.”
May this devotional on “Love: The Greatest Commandment” inspire you to deepen your love for God and others and to live out the transformative power of love in every aspect of your life. May you be known by your love, reflecting the love of Christ to a world in need of hope and reconciliation.

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