• “I never felt such an entire emptiness of self-love, or any regard to any private, selfish interest of my own. It seemed to me, that I had entirely done with myself. I felt that the opinions of the world concerning me were nothing, and that I had no more to do with any outward interest of my own, than with that of a person whom I never saw. The glory of God seemed to be all, and in all, and to swallow up every wish and desire of my heart” – Sarah Edwards, wife of Jonathan Edwards

Love in the Church by Nancy Leigh DeMoss 01/24/12

Nancy Leigh DeMoss: What would you say about a church that has divisions and factions, envying, strife, contention; a church where there’s a competitive spirit; a church where members are going around suing each other; a church where divorce and immorality are rampant?

What would you say about a church where there is a lot of emphasis on rights? Or a church where married couples are selfish and withhold physical love from each other? What would you say about a church that has a lot of spiritual gifts, but they abuse those gifts and use them to tear each other down?

All those problems are described in the book of 1 Corinthians. In Paul’s letter, he keeps coming back to one basic issue—love. There wasn’t love in this church, and it created all kinds of other problems.

What problems are you facing at home or at church? One of the best things you can do is to ask God to fill you and those around you with His agape love.

With Seeking Him, I’m Nancy Leigh DeMoss.

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  • “Men think lightly of sin; not only sinners, but the saints do not view it in its proper light. Sin is not a light thing in the sight of God. The Church of God is asleep.” – Mary Winslow

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“O Death, where is your sting? O Hades, where is your victory?” The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. — 1 Corinthians 15:55-57 (NKJV)

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