Pocket Sized Thoughts – 1 John – Part 15

Everyone who loves is born of God.” (4:7)

This is perhaps the greatest sign that one is born again. When we are born again, the nature of Christ’s love is freely given to us, poured out into our hearts by the Holy Spirit (Romans 5:5). We can say (in all reverence) that Christ oozed love. When taunted, He did not respond in kind. When struck, He did not retaliate. Instead, pure love poured out from Him. There is no fear in love. His love keeps us utterly secure. This is not theoretical love. In the verse quoted, the verbal form of the word is used. It is a love that translates into actions. This love goes the second mile, triumphs over hatred, always seeks the highest and the best, never exalts itself, is never jealous and keeps one in perfect peace and purity. This love of Christ is not a reservoir that has a limit and may run dry. It is an ever-flowing, living thing, so that those who abide in Him are always drinking of it and expressing it to others. To be in His love and in the presence of one who loves with the love of God is the safest, securest, most wonderful thing ever. Time passes without notice. It wins the hardest of hearts, cleanses the vilest of sins and overcomes the most difficult of situations. Blessed is the man and the church where this love is so abundantly evident. It is the sacred treasure of God’s heart and worth having above all else.

PRAYER :- “Lord, thank you that Your indescribably wonderful love has come to live within my poor heart.”