Romans 12:9 | World Challenge

Romans 12:9

August 15, 2020

Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good.

Devotional Thoughts

By David Wilkerson

“Walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us” (Ephesians 5:2). The apostle Paul was urging the Ephesians here, “Jesus truly loves you, so walk as one who is greatly loved by God!”

Many Christian believers have known about God’s love since childhood when they sang a favorite children’s chorus: “Jesus loves me, this I know, for the Bible tells me so.” Others may have theological knowledge of God’s love because they heard sermons about it and even memorized Scriptures. But they have never understood, deep down, the love that God has for them nor experienced the peace that such understanding brings to the heart.

“That Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height—to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God” (Ephesians 3:17-19).

Rooted and grounded here means “to build under you a deep and stable foundation of knowing and understanding the love of God to you.” In other words, the knowledge of God’s love to you is the foundational truth upon which all other truths must build!

God wants you to be able to seize the truth of his love and make it the foundation of your Christian walk. He wants you to put out your spiritual hands and say, “I’m going to lay hold of this truth and appropriate it in my life.”

May the Holy Spirit enable you to comprehend the truth of Christ’s love for you — today!


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