The following is a devotional, written by Billy Graham, that I found particularly inspiring and wanted to share with you today. May these words that he wrote challenge and encourage as you take a moment to ponder them.
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart…and your neighbor as yourself.”Luke 20:27
Divine love, like a reflected sunbeam, shines down before it radiates out. Unless our hearts are conditioned by the Holy Spirit to receive and reflect the warmth of God’s compassion, we cannot love others as we ought.
Jesus wept tears of compassion at the graveside of a friend. He mourned over Jerusalem because its people had lost their sensitivity to God and His Word. His great heart was always sensitive to the needs of others. When challenged to state the most important commandment, He replied, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart…[and] your neighbor as yourself” (Matthew 22:37,39).
Jesus’ love was more than human compassion, however; it was in the fullest sense divine love, for He was God in human flesh. This is the kind of love He calls us to have-and the kind He will give us as we seek it from Him.”
Hope for Today
Only through the Holy Spirit can we truly weep with those who weep and rejoice with those who rejoice. Ask God to help you take your flesh out of the equation and to love as God loves.
Find More Encouragement
- Hope Lives Here
- The Determination to Serve | Oswald Chambers
- This Momentary Affliction
- Bible Verses About Love
- Rest for the Weary | Billy Graham