Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Love's food

Love is love's food.

There is a power in Christ's love which conquers, captivates, and  overpowers the man, so that he cannot but love Christ in return.

God’s love has a generative power, our love to him is brought forth by his love to us.

The best way for begetting love to Christ is a sense of the love of Christ to us. His love is a loadstone to attract our love.

As fire grows by the addition of fuel, so does our love to Christ increase by renewed and enlarged discoveries of his love to us.

Where much of divine love is perceived by the soul, there will be a return of affection in some degree proportionate to the measure of the manifestation. As we pour water into a dry pump when we desire to obtain more, so must we have the love of Christ imparted to the heart before we shall feel any uprisings of delight in Him.

We have all too much cause to mourn the poverty of our love.  Beloved fellow Christian, pray for more open discoveries of the love and loveliness of Christ, and thus shall your languid passions move more readily in the paths of obedience.

[Charles H. Spurgeon]

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2 Corinthians 5:14 ...  For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead:

Romans 8:38-39 ... For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,  Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

1 Timothy 1:14 ... And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.