• “Pain is never permanent.” –Teresa of Avila

The Absence of Love by Nancy Leigh DeMoss 06/07/11

Nancy Leigh DeMoss: If you look at many conflicts in our world today, you’ll find a lack of love. Two countries fighting over a piece of land—there’s probably a lack of love. Two groups of congressmen deadlocked—that’s probably a lack of love.

The absence of love creates a lot of other problems. It was true in the church at Corinth. The people in the church were tolerating gross sin. They were suing one another, getting drunk during the Lord’s Supper, and dividing into bitter factions.

The apostle Paul wrote to this church and tried to deal with some of the problems. What was his main focus? “Follow the way of love.”

Just as the absence of love creates a multitude of problems, so the presence of love (that is, the presence of God’s agape love) in a church, in a home, in a workplace, in a nation can solve almost every problem you can think of.

With Seeking Him, I’m Nancy Leigh DeMoss.

 

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  • “But the misfortune is that people wish to direct God instead of resigning themselves to be directed by Him. We wish to take the lead, and to follow in a way of their own selection instead of submissively and passively following where God sees fit to conduct them. And hence it is, that many souls who are called to the enjoyment of God himself and mot merely to the gifts of God, spend all their lives in pursuing and in feeding on little consolations.” – Madame Guyon

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