Carey Lewis Devotions
Saturday, March 31st, 2018
Love... Is God
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.
1 John 4:7-8 (NKJV)
Surely God is love: every sunrise, moonbeam, mountain, valley, river, ocean, flower, creature, fruit tree, wheat field, small child, soft heart, sweet face, bright smile, faith step, true word, kind act, hero, prayer, comfort and mercy declares God's glorious love.

But consider some challenges to the simple word, love:

1. Hateful Christians don't show God's love: when they condemn the world.
2. Honest skeptics don't understand God's love: when they see suffering.
3. New age faiths twist God's love: when they rewrite love's definition.

Therefore, ambassadors for Christ must clarify and exemplify what love is... and what love is not.

Because Satan, 'The prince of the power of the air' (Ephesians 2:2), has waged a massive propaganda campaign of confusion. One of his most effective cons is spinning love upside down and backwards...

So that L-O-V-E can E-V-O-L-v-e into a dance with the devil.

Because truthfully, when we boil everything down, what represents God better than love?

Therefore, we love.

## Love Series: God Is Love (Part 2)

P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Love series.

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"I labored, yet not I. By the grace of God, I am what I am, and do what I do' (paraphrase of 1 Corinthians 15:10). I love God's Word. As a late-in-life committed Christian with no Bible training prior to age 51, some people wonder how I'm qualified to write devotions. I wonder that, too. But God loves children and fools for Him. I am both. Ghost Writer? God.

Carey Lewis

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