Daily Devotional 12-16-14

NOW THESE THREE THINGS REMAIN: FAITH, HOPE AND
LOVE.  BUT THE GREATEST OF THESE IS LOVE.
( 1 CORINTHIANS 13:13 *NIV )

Dear Friend,
FAITH COMES FROM HEARING THE  MESSAGE,
AND THE MESSAGE IS HEARD THROUGH THE WORD
OF CHRIST.  ( ROMANS 10:17 )  
Therefore it is written;
BE FAITHFUL, EVEN TO THE POINT OF DEATH, AND
I WILL GIVE YOU THE CROWN OF LIFE.
( REVELATION 2:10 )

Hope is something we all need, for; HOPE DEFERRED
MAKES THE HEART SICK, BUT A LONGING FULFILLED
IS A TREE OF LIFE.  ( PROVERBS 13:12 )
  
Therefore;
MAY THE GOD OF HOPE FILL YOU WITH ALL JOY
AND PEACE AS YOU TRUST IN HIM, SO THAT YOU
MAY OVERFLOW WITH HOPE BY THE POWER OF
THE HOLY SPIRIT.  ( ROMANS 15:13 )

As for love, well; THIS IS LOVE: NOT THAT WE
LOVED GOD, BUT THAT HE LOVED US AND SENT
HIS SON AS AN ATONING SACRIFICE FOR OUR SINS.
DEAR FRIENDS, SINCE GOD SO LOVED US, WE
ALSO OUGHT TO LOVE ONE ANOTHER.
( 1 JOHN 4:10-11 ) 
So; 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.
( 1 JOHN 4:7 )

Further always; LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH
ALL YOUR HEART AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL
AND WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH. 
For Jesus said;
THESES COMMANDMENTS THAT I GIVE YOU TODAY
ARE TO BE UPON YOUR HEARTS.
( DEUTERONOMY 6:5-6 )

So remember Friend, that a life filled with love, hope
and faith, receives the fruit of the spirit, and; 
THE FRUIT
OF THE SPIRIT IS LOVE, JOY, PEACE, PATIENCE,
KINDNESS, GOODNESS, FAITHFULNESS, GENTLE-
NESS AND SELF-CONTROL.   Amen.
( GALATIANS 5:22 )

With My Love & Prayers,
your servant Allen
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