The Faith I Live By

Daily Devotional

Reading Time: Less than one minute

Founded on Love

Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it: if a man would give all the substance of his house for love, it would utterly be contemned. Song of Solomon 8:7.

Love is a precious gift, which we receive from Jesus. Pure and holy affection is not a feeling, but a principle. Those who are actuated by true love, are neither unreasonable nor blind.

The divine love emanating from Christ never destroys human love, but includes it. By it human love is refined and purified, elevated and ennobled. Human love can never bear its precious fruit until it is united with the divine nature and trained to grow heavenward.

True love is not a strong, fiery, impetuous passion. On the contrary, it is calm and deep in its nature. It looks beyond mere externals, and is attracted by qualities alone. It is wise and discriminating, and its devotion is real and abiding.

Hearts that are filled with the love of Christ can never get very far apart. Religion is love, and a Christian home is one where love reigns and finds expression in words and acts of thoughtful kindness and gentle courtesy.

Our homes must be made a Bethel, our hearts a shrine. Wherever the love of God is cherished in the soul, there will be peace, there will be light and joy.

Jesus wants to see happy marriages, happy firesides.

Men and women can reach God’s ideal for them if they will take Christ as their helper. What human wisdom cannot do, His grace will accomplish for those who give themselves to Him in loving trust. His providence can unite hearts in bonds that are of heavenly origin. Love will not be a mere exchange of soft and flattering words. The loom of heaven weaves with warp and woof finer, yet more firm, than can be woven by the looms of earth. The result is not a tissue fabric, but a texture that will bear test and trial. Heart will be bound to heart in the golden bonds of a love that is enduring.

See Previous Reading See Next Reading

Featured Resources

Revival

Revival NOW!

Revival NOW!

Revival NOW! is a definite "must read" for anyone hungering for revival! This popular booklet, compiled by Dan Augsburger, has already printed over 15,000 copies and has been shared worldwide. Topics covered include: God’s Wonderful Gift of Pardon and Righteousness, Being Transformed, Adopting Christ’s Lifestyle Of Obedience and Service, What Was/Is The Condition Of God’s People, God’s Remedy And The Pathway To Revival, and much more! (All 64 pages are pure gold!)

Learn more


Relationships

Fasting and Prayer could Save Your Marriage

Fasting and Prayer could Save Your Marriage

Are you and your spouse growing further and further apart? Are you wondering what you can do to restore life and hope to your marriage? Consider fasting and praying together. This testimony, as told to Raluca Ril, is the personal story of one couple’s journey from despair to restoration.

Read more


Prayer

Join 24/7 United Prayer2

Join 24/7 United Prayer

Are you hungry to have brother's and sister's to pray with? Are you feeling a bit isolated with all the social distancing regulations and longing for fellowship and spiritual support? We invite you to join 24/7 United Prayer, where you can unite daily with brothers and sisters around the world in prayer. Lives are being changed. Maybe yours will be next.

Learn more


Join the Discussion