Carey Lewis Devotions
Sunday, May 27th, 2018
Love... Is Pure
The purpose of my instruction is that all believers would be filled with love that comes from a pure heart, a clear conscience, and genuine faith. But some people have missed this whole point. They have turned away from these things and spend their time in meaningless discussions.
1 Timothy 1:5-6 (NLT)
Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you.
James 1:27 (NLT)
The word, pure, as applied to love, has taken two bad spins in recent decades:
1) Purity is old-fashioned; 2) Purity is judgmental.

Neither spin is true. Purity is ageless. It has nothing to do with judgment and everything to do with Jesus: the only sinless Man.

Pure love is unselfish love. It's not out to get, but to give.

The only Way we can approach pure love is through Jesus Himself: Love's Refiner.

Pure love is so powerful, we have to work our way up to a fully charged love-life. How?

1) Small acts of compassion and self-denial.
2) Refusing fake love and church hypocrisy.
3) Studying The Word of God as love's Rule Book.
4) Discipleship under the Master of Love.

Therefore, we love.

## Love Series: Love Is Pure (Part 58)

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

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