DCLM Daily Manna 27 July 2022 Devotional by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi — What we need is true love
TOPIC: WHAT WE NEED IS TRUE LOVE
TEXT: SONG OF SOLOMON 8:4-7
5Who is this that cometh up from the wilderness, leaning upon her beloved? I raised thee up under the apple tree: there thy mother brought thee forth: there she brought thee forth that bare thee.
6Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame.
7Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it: if a man would give all the substance of his house for love, it would utterly be contemned.
KEY VERSE: “Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it: if a man would give all the substance of his house for love, it would utterly be contemned” (SONG OF SOLOMON 8:7).
Love is expected to be one of the strongest factors in the marriage relationship. In fact, couples profess and believe in their love for one another before they tie the nuptial cord at the wedding altar. But the sad stories we hear in many homes soon after marriage and the alarming rates of divorce and separations even among Christians, make us to wonder what happened to true love.
Our passage today defines the power of true love. It is strong, unquenchable, indestructible, boundless and priceless. It is not cold and lifeless. It burns in practical expression. Like a burning flame, it consumes anything that stands on its way. Love is unstoppable. It cannot be hidden or curtailed by anything neither can it be bought at any price.
Unfortunately, many people love for the wrong reason. Most are merely emotional outburst and feelings which are mostly unstable. Some may be due to the physical outlook of the person or for wealth and other material gains. But all these do not last as true love transcends far above them. If our marriages are going to last long and be truly enjoyed and not merely endured, what we need is true love.
That is the kind of love that Jesus calls us to have for one another. The depraved heart is not capable of loving this much. There is need for regeneration and sanctification of the heart for the love of God to be truly shed abroad in the heart before we can have and display this highest degree of love.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Love is the most powerful force in the world.
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DCLM Daily Manna was written by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi; is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria.