Carey Lewis Devotions
Friday, May 25th, 2018
Love... Is Priceless
If one were to give all the wealth of one's house for love, it would be utterly scorned.
Song of Solomon 8:7 (NIV)
Those who love their life in this world will lose it. Those who care nothing for their life in this world will keep it for eternity.
John 12:25 (NLT)
Consider one of life's greatest ironies:

Love can't be bought, but it costs everything.

We try to buy it with extravagant gifts, enviable looks, admirable jobs, significant wealth or legions of fans. But gifts get broken, looks get faded, jobs get finished, wealth gets greedy and fans get fickle.

At the same time, love demands sacrifice: Nothing less than all of our heart, soul, strength and mind. Love wants our time, talent and attention. It compels us to deny selfishness, carry a cross and give up our lives.

Bottom line: God is love. He can't be bought, yet He longs to fill us. But in order to receive Him, we must become empty--of worldliness.

Good news: Jesus prepaid everything we couldn't. He also cleared love's path and added His power. The value? Priceless.

Therefore, we love.

## Love Series: Love Is Priceless (Part 56)

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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