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23rd January 2024

No Greater Love

 He gives more grace. Therefore, He says:

“God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”

James 4:6

Pastor and author F. B. Meyer once confided to a friend that he felt welcome in any home in England except his own. His loveless marriage was a source of deep heartache. Yet Meyer believed that he, by his aching soul, was being prepared to give love and strength to others, and especially to his wife at the end of her days. He wrote these words to her:

If then your future life should need

A strength my love can only gain

Through suffering—or my heart be freed

Only by sorrow from some stain,

Then you shall give, and I will take

This crown of fire for Love’s dear sake.

You, too, may feel unloved. If so, do not try to find love by befriending this world

(James 4:4-5). Rather, give yourself to knowing and loving God. Let Him meet your deepest need for affection and caring. “He gives more grace” (v.6) more than anything you could ever gain on your own.

And here is multiplied grace: When you know and experience God’s unconditional love, you can then give yourself to others; even to those who have caused you great pain.

Allow God by His grace to work through your heartache, to control your intentions and desires. Allow Him to draw you in His direction and hold you with His affection, moulding you to His perfect design. There is no greater love! No one is beyond the reach of God's love.

Bible Reading

James 4:1-6.


Precious father! Help me to be confident in your love. You have rescued me and saved me from a dark place to bring me into your marvellous light. You love me with an intimate, everlasting, unfailing love that reaches far beyond my mistakes, faults, and sins. I bless You, in Jesus name. Amen.



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