Today's Verse: 2 Corinthians 5:14-15

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

For Christ's love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.
— 2 Corinthians 5:14-15

Thoughts on Today's Verse...

What motivates you to do what you do? What drives you to accomplish, to achieve, and to pursue even more? Paul said that love was his compelling force. What would happen in our lives if love was truly THE compelling factor in our motivation and behavior? What if our desire to love those who do not know Jesus' saving grace became our all-consuming concern out of love? He died so that it would be! Let's not disappoint him.

My Prayer...

God of eternity, please be with me as I seek to allow love to be my primary compelling motivation in life. I want to show Jesus my love and appreciation for all that he has done to save me. I want to live for Jesus so others know he is Lord of my life. I want my words and life to show his love to others so they can truly experience it and come to know him. Please bless me as I pursue this goal. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

Comments

Other Devotionals from Heartlight for Tuesday, January 23, 2007

A daily devotional featuring wise counsel found in Scripture.
"Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained by a righteous life."
A devotional to help reclaim Jesus as the daily Lord of our lives.
"Dear Follower, Follower... what an interesting term to use with you. To truly follow Me means becoming My disciple. A disciple is a person who spends..."
A daily guide from the gospels that challenges readers to live for Jesus.
"John grew up and became strong in spirit. And he lived in the wilderness until he began his public ministry to Israel."
A one-year devotional guide through the book of Acts.
"[The crowd, after witnessing the Spirit coming to Jesus' disciples,] stood there amazed and perplexed. "What can this mean?" they asked each other."

Illustration

Illustration of 2 Corinthians 5:14-15 — For Christ's love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.

About This Devotional

Today's Verse is a free daily devotional that includes a Bible verse, thought and prayer.

The Thoughts and Prayer on Today's Verse are written by Phil Ware.

All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House.