Tuesday, December 30, 2014



“Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one!  You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.”  (Deuteronomy 6:4-5)

How is your love life these days?  I don’t mean your relationship with your spouse—though that is important—but, I’m speaking to your romance with your Redeemer.  How is that?  That relationship is paramount.  That’s what the Old Testament teaches and in the New Testament Jesus affirmed as the most important commandment.  We may not have a spouse, but we must have a Savior.  A good marriage can sweeten our home on earth, but salvation assures us of a home in Heaven. 

Some marriages are struggling—the love life isn’t what it once was.  The hearth at home is cold where the fire has gone out.  Unfaithfulness will prove destructive.  So, may our love relationship with the Lord diminish and we may find ourselves drawn to the seductive voice of the world. 

Would you be honest today?  How is your love life?  Can you recall a time when you read the Bible with such delight as if gazing upon a love letter—and now it is rather boring?  Do you remember the joy of spending time in prayer—an hour would race by so quickly—and now you seem too busy to pray, or it’s just a routine?  Can it be that you used to have His songs in your heart and His name on your lips—pleased to gather with your church family to celebrate Him—and now you have other things on your mind, and more pressing matters on your agenda?  It can happen, but it doesn’t have to—guard your heart!  If the romance has faded, it can be rekindled.  Seek His face today!  Once more pledge your love to Him who has given His love to you!  Meditate upon His goodness.  Look to His Word and listen to His voice.  Get back to the house of God where you belong!

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