Open Heavens 8 October 2017: Sunday daily devotional by Pastor E. A. Adeboye – God’s Kind of Love

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Open Heavens 8 October 2017:
Sunday daily devotional by Pastor E. A. Adeboye –
God’s Kind of Love, Open
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GOD’S KIND OF LOVE – Sunday October 8th
2017
Memorise: But God commendeth
his love towards us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Romans 5:8
Read: 1st
Corinthians 13:1-8 (KJV)

13:1 Though I speak with the tongues of men
and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a
tinkling cymbal.


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13:2 And
though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all
knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and
have not charity, I am nothing.

13:3 And
though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be
burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.
13:4 Charity
suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself,
is not puffed up,
13:5 Doth
not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked,
thinketh no evil;
13;6 Rejoiceth
not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;
13:7 Beareth
all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
13:8 Charity
never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there
be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.
Bible in one year: 1st
Corinthians 7-9, Daniel 4:19-27, Hymn Sing hymn 2
MESSAGE:
Today’s
memory verse gives us a glimpse of what God’s kind of love is all about. This
scripture reveals one truth about God’s kind of love, which is that it is
unconditional. God loves unconditionally, and His love prompts Him to forgive
unconditionally! If God had chosen to wait until we become saints before
extending His saving love to us, no one would be saved. Some years ago, one of
my sons illustrated the unconditional nature of God’s love. In his place of
work, his secretary did something unprofessional, and so he moved him out of
his office to another role within the department. Open Heaven 8 October 2017:
Sunday daily devotional by Pastor E. A. Adeboye – God’s Kind of Love. While
suspending this man from his role as secretary, my son strangely instructed him
to hold on to the computer he had been working with, and told him to retain all
the files that were on it. Some months later, he reinstated this fellow to his
old role as secretary. Surprised at his reinstatement, this secretary was
initially not comfortable at his former desk, but my son reassured him that he
had been forgiven. He said to him, “I had given you even before you asked for
forgiveness. Why do you think I told you to hold on to the computer and keep
all the files? I forgave you and restored you even as I was suspending you from
office. I planned your reinstatement right from that day, and I didn’t want you
to return and start from scratch, which is why I left the computer with you
even though you were no longer my secretary.” This secretary was dumbfounded.

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In
today’s Bible reading, we are enlightened on the characteristics of God’s kind
of love. The Holy Spirit in these verses first declares the importance of this
kind of love, without which life is worthless and meaningless. He then begins
to list the characteristics of God’s love. Only God’s type of love suffers long
and shows unusual kindness. God is sovereign and all-powerful, so He needs not
envy anyone, neither does He need anybody to pump up His ego. God’s love
contains no evil (James 1:13). Contrary to some people’s
perception, God’s kind of love does not condone or rejoice in iniquity. Some
pastors think that the best way of showing God’s kind of love is not to rebuke
sinners. Nothing could be further from the truth! God’s kind of love is what
Paul instructed Timothy to demonstrate in fulfilling his ministry, by
reproving, rebuking and exhorting those he was ministering to with all
longsuffering and doctrine (2nd Timothy 4:2). My advice to you
is that you embrace God’s love as personified by His Son, Jesus Christ, who
died for the sins of the whole world.
Prayer Point
Father, let Your love be shed
abroad in my heart by the Holy Spirit in Jesus Name.

Open Heavens Daily Devotional Lessons
was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed
Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical Church in the world and
also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries. Open
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