A Thought for Today January 15, 2020

A Thought for Today January 15, 2020

“Our First Love”
Most everyone experiences first love.
For me, it was Joan Bennet in the second grade.
I was going to marry that girl.
 
When scripture speaks of our first love, it is the love of the Lord God. Scripture says this;
1 John 4:19 19 We love because he first loved us.
 
For the believer, the Lord Jesus Christ should be our first and greatest love.
Please read the following verses.
 
Matthew 10:37-42
37 “Anyone who loves his father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves his son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me; 38 and anyone who does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me.
39 Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.
 
40 “He who receives you receives me, and he who receives me receives the one who sent me.
41 Anyone who receives a prophet because he is a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward, and anyone who receives a righteous man because he is a righteous man will receive a righteous man’s reward.
42 And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is my disciple, I tell you the truth, he will certainly not lose his reward.”
 
If we still have parents we love them.
If we have children and grandchildren we sure love them.
 
But this human love should pale in comparison to the love we have for the Lord God.
 
I am going to end this thought with a song,
 
Be Blest, Be a Blessing
 
“How Can I Help But Love Him?”
1 Down from His splendor in glory, He came,
Into a world of woe;
Took on Himself all my guilt and my shame,
Why should He love me so?
 
Refrain:
How can I help but love Him,
When He loved me so?
How can I help but love Him,
When He loved me so?
 
2 I am unworthy to take of His grace,
Wonderful grace so free;
Yes, Jesus suffered and died in my place,
E’en for a soul like me.
 
Refrain:
How can I help but love Him,
When He loved me so?
How can I help but love Him,
When He loved me so?
 
3 He is the fairest of thousands to me,
His love is sweet and true;
Wonderful beauty in Him I now see,
More than I ever knew.
 
Refrain:
How can I help but love Him,
When He loved me so?
How can I help but love Him,
When He loved me so?

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