• “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

The Word “Love” by Nancy Leigh DeMoss 12/16/11

Nancy Leigh DeMoss: We use the word love so casually.

“I love pizza.”

Nancy: In English we describe some very different things with the same word.

“I love this car.”

Nancy: The New Testament is more precise and uses several different words for the concept of love. It uses one Greek word for romantic love, another for friendship, and another word—agape—to represent the love God shows us.

Someone has described agape love as totally giving of myself to meet the needs of another person without expecting anything in return. God has poured this love out on us, and He calls us to showagape love to each other. That doesn’t come naturally. But when we ask God to love other people through us, He will.

Are you showing God’s love today? Giving of yourself without expecting anything in return?

With Seeking Him, I’m Nancy Leigh DeMoss.

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  • “Jesus, who so often says “Whoever loves Me…” “Do you love Me?” is concerned about our LOVE! He is concerned about a special kind of love…He who has loved us so much wants to possess us completely, with everything we are and have. Jesus gave Himself wholly and completely for us. Now His love is yearning for us to surrender ourselves and everything that we are to Him, so that He can really be our “first love” – Basilea Schlink

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The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice, And he who begets a wise child will delight in him. — Proverbs 23:24 (NKJV)

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