Monday, March 19, 2012

--12 of 52--


“Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us, and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.” 1 John 4:10

I came across this verse and decided to memorize it. Then, I saw Spurgeon’s “Morning and Evening” devotional for PM and what was the devotion’s topic? “As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you.” (John 15:9) I do not believe that it was merely “coincidence,” but that God had a special message for me about His love. I would like to share Spurgeon’s devotional with you as well:

"As the Father hath loved Me, so have I loved you."
— John 15:9
As the Father loves the Son, in the same manner Jesus loves His people. What is that divine method? He loved Him without beginning, and thus Jesus loves His members. "I have loved thee with an everlasting love." You can trace the beginning of human affection; you can easily find the beginning of your love to Christ, but His love to us is a stream whose source is hidden in eternity. God the Father loves Jesus without any change. Christian, take this for your comfort, that there is no change in Jesus Christ's love to those who rest in Him. Yesterday you were on Tabor's top, and you said, "He loves me:" to-day you are in the valley of humiliation, but He loves you still the same. On the hill Mizar, and among the Hermons, you heard His voice, which spake so sweetly with the turtle-notes of love; and now on the sea, or even in the sea, when all His waves and billows go over you, His heart is faithful to His ancient choice. The Father loves the Son without any end, and thus does the Son love His people. Saint, thou needest not fear the loosing of the silver cord, for His love for thee will never cease. Rest confident that even down to the grave Christ will go with you, and that up again from it He will be your guide to the celestial hills. Moreover, the Father loves the Son without any measure, and the same immeasurable love the Son bestows upon His chosen ones. The whole heart of Christ is dedicated to His people. He "loved us and gave Himself for us." His is a love which passeth knowledge. Ah! we have indeed an immutable Saviour, a precious Saviour, one who loves without measure, without change, without beginning, and without end, even as the Father loves Him! There is much food here for those who know how to digest it. May the Holy Ghost lead us into its marrow and fatness!
(from Charles Spurgeon’s “Morning and Evening” March 18)

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What was your verse for this week?

Do you still have all of your verses perfect? Or will you need to take special time this week to review and master them again?John 15:9

7 comments:

YaashaMoriah said...

Psalm 18:30-31
As for God, His way is perfect; the word of the Lord is tried: He is a buckler to all those who trust in Him. For who is God save the Lord? And who is a rock save our God?

The part that struck me most was "the word of the Lord is tried." In other words, it has been tested, put into practice, put through its paces and, guess what? It still holds true, even thousands of years after it was first given. That tells something about the perfection of God's way; it isn't just relevant to one culture or time period, but to all people everywhere.

Sierra said...

I have caught up, however I still need to go over them all at least once a day. I'm very proud of myself! What a great message, God's loves never changes nor wavers from us! my verse for this week is:Neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:39
Sierra
Keep Growing Beautiful♥ (Because You Are!)

Kelly-Anne said...

I love Issiah 40:31 so I decided to memorize it this week. I posted about it here:

http://kelly-annesblog.blogspot.com/2012/03/absolutely-deliciousblog-award.html

Blessings,
Kelly-Anne

Carol said...

I can never hear how much God loves me enough. Great verse.

My verse this week is Ephesians 6:10....Finally brothers be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.

My work is to be strong in the Lord and not in myself. I'm so loving Ephesians I'm going to try to memorize the rest of this chapter.

Talitha said...

For week 12, I have chosen to memorize part of Jesus's prayer for us believers from John 17. I believe that Jesus's prayer for all believers can teach us a lot about Christ and His desire for our lives.

John 17:20-23
"I pray also for those who will believe in me through [the disciples'] message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as You are in me and I am in You. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that You have sent me. I have given them the glory that You gave me, that they may be one as we are one— I in them and You in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that You sent me and have loved them even as You have loved me."

Yes, I will need to review my verses this week. I am a bit shaky on a few of the old ones.

Miriam said...

My verse is Proverbs 31:30..."Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised." We should be focusing more on our inward beauty, instead of out outward beauty. Outward beauty will not last, but inward beauty will be praised and admired by the Lord forever.

Amanda said...

My verses 11 and 12 were Romans 5:20-21 . . . the last two verses in Romans 5!! I am SO grateful to God for allowing me to memorize another chapter of His Word!!

Posted about it here: http://withajoyfulnoise.blogspot.com/2012/03/verses-1112-of-52.html

~Amanda
www.withajoyfulnoise.blogspot.com