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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!
1 Peter 1:22
Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for each other, love one another deeply, from the heart.
The Apostle Peter says to all “Followers of Jesus,” since you have embraced the truth only found in Jesus, you are purified from all unrighteousness. Since this has happened to you, you are now called by God to love one another from your heart.
When Peter mentioned the heart in this passage, he was referencing our “Human Will.” Prior to finding truth and forgiveness in Jesus, our will is weak and used to make selfish choices that gratify only us. That self gratification is so temporary that it leaves us feeling empty. However, once free from guilt through the saving grace of Jesus we are free to choose unselfishly, because our “WILL” has also been saved and purified. Unconditional love is an act of our “WILL.” Peter encourages us to use OUR will to choose in the best interest of others. Once we do, it becomes natural to … “Love, Love, Love!”
This AM I’m amazed that You cleansed me and showed me how to Love. I know my decisions are made from the heart. Help me continually choose to … “Love, Love, Love.” Amen