1 Peter 1:22 (NASB) Since you have in obedience to the truth purified your souls for a sincere love of the brethren, fervently love one another from the heart,
She said, "I do," and she has every day since. It shouldn't just be for one day, but I try to celebrate my wife every day. She is my blessing; my gift from God, and once a year we celebrate her birth... not just her birth, but her life. How she interacts with others; how she loves, cares, and tirelessly gives of herself to us and others. Today's verse speaks of purifying our souls for a sincere love, loving from the heart. My wife's heart must be larger than most for she loves more than I could ever imagine especially me. She has put up with my faults and finds the love in her heart to keep on loving. It's a selfless kind of love, and for that I am eternally grateful. In life, we should be obedient to what Jesus was and is all about: love. Finding someone that shares that kind of love should inspire us to love others. Who inspires you, and who are you inspiring to share the love of Christ?
Personal Application: Continue spending time with the Lord daily. Sow righteousness and reap the fruit of God's unfailing love.
Family Devotion: Read this chapter with your family. Ask them if anything spoke to them and discuss. Pray with them.
TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
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