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DAY 22 FRIDAY: MAY 2020

LOVE OVERCOMES IN LIFE!

He who loves his brother abides in the light, and there is no cause for stumbling in him (1 John 2:10).

Love overcomes and conquers the world in life. There is no way evil can be overcome with hatred but through love in life. When you live in hatred, bitterness and animosity; you can never overcome your enemies in life. But when you learn to live in love, your enemies will bow to you whether they like it or not in life. The Bible says in the opening text that he who loves his brother abides in the light, and there is no cause for stumbling in him. Of course, every Christian should endeavor to take note of the fact that love indeed overcomes in life. Whenever a Christian learns to walk in love, he can never stumble no matter the challenges and circumstances he faces in life forever.

When you live in love, definitely God is with you in life. If God is with you, who can be against you? (Romans 8:31). When a Christian claims to love God, he is also expected to love his brother as well in life. That is why the Bible says in 1 John 4:21, “And this commandment we have from Him: that he who loves God must love his brother also.” Therefore, love that fails to identify and appreciate one’s neighbor is indeed fake and full of pretense in life. A Christian can never claim to love God whom he does not see but fail to love his brother whom he sees everyday in life. Whoever lives in love is a majority because God is always with him in life forever.

Love has the capacity to overcome evil because it is the nature of God in life. God overcame the world through love in life (John 3:16). Therefore, anyone who lives in love is of God and he is born of Him in life. That is the reason why the Bible says in 1 John 4:7, “Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.” In fact, love is indeed the nature and the attribute of God that lives and resides in the life of a Christian. Every Christian should take note of the fact that through the power of love, he overcomes and conquers the world for Jesus Christ in life. All Christians should therefore avoid living their lives in hatred and vengeance, but through love in life forever.

Daily Tip: Every Christian who wants to live his life more than a conqueror and a victor should therefore live in Christ’s love forever. Shalom!

Golden Text: Love does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil (1 Corinthians 13:5).

PRAYER: TAKE A WORSHIP SONG AS LED

  1. Thank God for today and about the Word of God you have just read.
  2. Humbly acknowledge your weakness and limitation before God.
  3. Oh Lord my God! I receive Your grace to live in Your love all the days of my life in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
  4. Holy Spirit! I bind the spirit of hatred, bitterness and animosity in my life today and forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
  5. Pray generally as led by the Holy Spirit concerning your life, situations and challenges.

For Further Study: 1 Corinthians 13.                RBT: JOB 28-31