Paul continued by writing, “And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God.”
This abounding love takes place as a result of Christ’s love for us. It is not based on emotion, but rather on:
• Knowing Christ.
• Reading and studying His Word, the Bible.
• Loving people God’s way.
Is that your goal? Abounding love? Webster defines “abound” as “to be plentiful; exist in large numbers or amounts.” So, God has poured out His love on us through His Son’s crucifixion. Christ’s death on the cross paid the price for our sin, giving us the gift of eternal life. Having received that gift, we must love others with an abounding love that will result in others receiving that same gift from God.
The love we share with others will be discovered as we enter into Heaven and see all those around us who are there because of Christ’s love for us and our abounding love for them.
God Bless you! Have a great week! Participate in church this weekend! Be joyful in abounding love!
Tommy Pophin is the pastor of Beulah Baptist Church. You are invited to join him and the congregation on Sunday mornings at 9:45 a.m. for Sunday school and 11 a.m. For worship. The church is located at 350 Beulah Lane at Fox Road in Millsap.