[QTVOTD] To increase in love is to receive strength…

“And may the Lord make you to increase and excel and overflow in love for one another and for all people, just as we also do for you, so that He may strengthen and confirm and establish your hearts faultlessly pure and unblameable in holiness in the sight of our God and Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah) with all His saints (the holy and glorified people of God)! Amen, (so be it)!” 1 Thessalonians 3:12-13 ->me: When I read this I have this takeaway -> The strengthening, confirmation, and establishing of my heart in purity and blamelessness before God comes through loving and caring for my brothers and sisters in Christ as well everyone around me. I was also taken by the word ‘make’ in the first verse. This would give me the sense that through prayer God can MAKE me increase my love for others; probably through life events/circumstances or through just the almighty power of His word. Lord God, I give of my will so that You might ‘make’ me to increase, excel, and overflow in my love towards others. It is through love that all goodness flows; for You are Love.

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