Love and Perseverance

Post date: Feb 14, 2011 7:43:43 PM

Weekly blessing from 2 Thessalonians 3:5,

"May the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God and into the perseverance of Christ."

I love this passage of Scripture. It is a prayer for the Thessalonians to move closer to the love of God and the perseverance of Christ. It is also my prayer for you...

Love of God. Love and God are closely connected. We find in 1 John 4:8 that "Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love." We learn in Romans 5:5 that the love of God is available to us because he "Poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us."

God is full of love and is more than willing to pour it out. I pray that you soak up the love of God.

Perseverance of Christ. Perseverance and Christ are closely connected. We find in Hebrews 12:2-3 that Jesus "endured the cross, scorning its shame" and also "endured opposition from sinful men" so that we might "not grow weary and lose heart."

Jesus offers us perseverance as long as we "fix our eyes" upon him. I pray that your gaze never wanders from Christ.

In His Service,

Pastor Jeff Gravens