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Nothing Can Separate Us from Who God Is

God is love (1 John 4:8,16). Love creates in man a capacity for God. Charity never faileth (1 Corinthians 13:8). I might fail love, but love never will fail me. Love’s capacity is eternal in its expression and will never leave me nor forsake me (Hebrews 13:5). We cannot be separated from love that becomes the character of our life through faith. How can we be separated from love that suffers long, is kind, envies not, is not puffed up, does not behave itself unseemly, seeks not her own, is not easily provoked, thinks no evil, rejoices in the truth, bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, and endures all things?

Love creates a place for reconciliation. Love is not a personal condition to perform, but an unconditional attitude, which transforms, causing the effects of love to be our expression (Galatians 5:22-23). We can be separated from the effects of love but never from the cause. I might not be faithful to love, but love always is faithful and will perform what it wills (1 Thessalonians 5:24). I can delay love, but I cannot detach love from its course. If I try to cultivate love, love will be quiet and constrain me to be humble (2 Corinthians 5:14). Love will always cause me to triumph (2 Corinthians 2:14). Not my ability to love but my availability to love allows me to live and to express the effects that make me be all that He is. I never can be separated from that which has promised to be true and beautiful for situations (Psalm 48:2).

Carl H. Stevens

Carl H. Stevens

(1929-2008) pastored and established thriving churches and Bible colleges in Maine, Massachusetts, and Maryland. He also helped pioneer Christian talk radio through Telephone Time and the Grace Hour and authored nearly 500 books and booklets. See also the Carl H Stevens Memorial Site
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