Saturday, December 14, 2019

The Bond of Love

You may have fame and fortune, but without the bond of love, life becomes nothing. God made you for relationships in the bond of love. He wants you to be bonded together with Him through the gift of love. He ordained marriage and the family to express the bond of love. He wants you to love everyone. In essence, the real purpose of life is to love and be loved. When life becomes nothing, it's because you have missed the bond of love.

God made you to bond with His love. He wants you to love Him. Simply stated, that's your real purpose in life. He wants you to experience His love in your heart. Only the Spirit of God can make the love of God real to you. Faith in Christ bonds you with the love of God. "The love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us" (Romans 5:5).

Loving God leads you to love others. God desires to show His love for others through you. He is able to change the lives of others through you. Love changes lives, because "God is love" (1 John 4:8). Yielding your life to God is yielding your life to love divine. As a result, you love God and others. That's when you discover the real meaning of life.

Life without the bond of love is life without purpose. Any other pretended purpose will fade away with time through disappointment. Love knows no end. Love is forever. Life without love is life without God. Your purpose in life is love. "Love never fails" (1 Corinthians 13:8). You will never fail, when you love God and others.