Rhapsody Of Realities TeeVo Devotional October 24th – Practical, Liquid Love

(Love Is Proved When Tested)

TO THE BIBLE: Romans 5:8
“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

LET’S TALK
God is love (1 John 4:8), and His love is a true and practical one: a love that’s selfless, liquid, and unfeigned; love that can be seen, felt, and touched. That’s His kind of love, and it takes the Holy Spirit to demonstrate it. His love is expressed toward people who are the objects of His devotion.

The Bible says, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son…” (John 3:16); not the world of things, but the world of humans. He created man and made friends with him. When mankind failed by disobeying God, it didn’t quench God’s love. Rather, the failure was an opportunity for God to further express His great love for man.

Our opening verse says, “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Can you imagine that? While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us—not after we came to Him.

Now, Jesus said, “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another” (John 13:34).

How has He loved you? He loved you when you didn’t deserve it when you were still a sinner: “But God’s mercy is so abundant, and his love for us is so great, that while we were spiritually dead in our disobedience he brought us to life with Christ…” (Ephesians 2:4-5 GNB). This is the same way He expects us to love others.

Love is proved when tested, not necessarily when everything is beautiful and in order. It’s proved when there’s a challenge or a need. When others seem to be most undeserving of love, it’s the perfect opportunity to demonstrate God’s love. Seize every opportunity to express your love today!

Go Deeper
Matthew 5:44; 1 Corinthians 13:13; 1 Peter 4:8 MSG

Pray:
I’m full of God’s love and I demonstrate it profusely and unconditionally, because the Spirit of God works in me, to lift, encourage, and build others, touching them with the compassion and liquid love of Christ, to the end that they may be established in the Kingdom of God’s dear Son! Hallelujah!

Daily Bible Reading
ONE YEAR
1 Timothy 6:1-21, Isaiah 61-63
TWO YEAR
John 7:20-31, 2 Kings 11-12

Act:
Spend time today meditating on 1 Corinthians 13:3 AMPC.

About the author

Rev. Chris Oyakhilome D.Sc., D.D, the President of LoveWorld Inc. , a dynamic, multifaceted, global ministry, is the author of Rhapsody of Realities, the world’s #1 daily devotional, and more than 30 other books. He’s a dedicated minister of God’s Word whose message has brought the reality of the divine life to the hearts of many.

 

Millions have been affected by his television broadcast, “Atmosphere For Miracles,” which brings God’s divine presence right into people’s homes. The scope of his television ministry extends throughout the world with LoveWorld satellite television networks delivering qualitative Christian programming to a global audience.

 

At the world-renowned Healing School, he manifests the healing works of Jesus Christ and has helped many receive healing through the operation of the gifts of the Spirit.

 

Pastor Chris has a passion to reach the peoples of the world with God’s presence—a divine commission he’s fulfilled for more than 30 years through various outreaches, crusades, as well as several other platforms that have helped millions experience a victorious and purposeful life in God’s Word.

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