Friday, March 30th, 2018
Love... Is A Bright Crown
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
And forget none of His benefits;
Who pardons all your iniquities,
Who heals all your diseases;
Who redeems your life from the pit,
Who crowns you with lovingkindness and compassion;
Who satisfies your years with good things,
So that your youth is renewed like the eagle.
Psalm 103:2-5 (NASB)
Love makes life worthwhile. It is life's crowning achievement: glowing and clearly seen on the heads of its holders. Love radiates from the inside out. It is constant. It cannot be contained or diminished.
Love comes with a free pair of rose-colored glasses. Its kings and queens see the good in people, places and portions. They make the best of bad situations and await the good, which inevitably triumphs.
Because 'Light excels darkness' (Ecclesiastes 2:13, NKJV).
Lack of love makes life worthless. It is life's burdensome yoke: heavy and clearly seen on the backs of its holders. Lack of love deadens from the inside out. Pain is constant. It cannot be contained or diminished.
Lack of love comes with a costly pair of blinders. Its tyrants and paupers see the bad in people, places and portions. They make the worst of hard situations and await dismal conclusions, which inevitably come.
Without love, men are like dying trees: fruitless, rotten and broken--no more than kindling.
'Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire' (Matthew 7:19, NASB).
Therefore, we love.
## Love Series: The Bright Crown (Part 1)
P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Love series.