Love’s Attributes (15) Love endures all things
Love’s Attributes (15)
(#169 from Suffer Well Devotional Series©)
“Love endures all things!” (1 Corinthians 13:7)
Love endures all things, and therefore, Yahweh endures all things!
To dwell or to remain, that is the picture endurance paints in word art. This is the embodiment of, “I shall never leave you, nor forsake you.” (Deuteronomy 4:31) Because Yahweh’s decision to love the unlovable is a unilateral Covenant (Yahweh alone vows to it), then the decision to remain with you during your shedding of the self is meant to be a comfort of Heavenly proportions. For those who make the conscious decision to come under the 1 Corinthians 6:19 command that “your life is not your own,” the work of sanctification then roots out the deepest layers of the ego. Deep calls unto deep at the noise of Your waterfalls; all Your rolling waves and breakers have gone over me. (Psalm 42:7) Within this deep washing, resentment towards Yahweh comes first, and then as the cleansing continues, a deep abhorrence for all that you once stood for. You begin to despise your own carnality and are amazed at just how much depravity really exists within you.
From, “Why are You not helping me,” to “I cannot believe You even loved me and chose to save me.” This is proof of the handing over of the carnal intellect, and submitting to the transference of His perfected mind implanted in you.
His Love endures all your resistance to love, until you receive His love, and then become love. This is what your salvation is, a perfect mind of love.
I give you a new commandment: that you should love one another. Just as I have loved you, so you too should love one another. By this shall all [men] know that you are My disciples, if you love one another [if you keep on showing love among yourselves]. (John 13:34-35)