Give and Take

By   •   July 27   •   Topics:


Certain relationships in life require from the parties involved only moderate degrees of devotion. A certain degree of reserve and distance seems to be suitable in such relations as these. But there are other relationships in life where all this is changed when friendship becomes love. Two hearts give themselves to each other to be no longer two, but one. Instead of being separated, their interest and paths are now together. The reserve and the distance suitable to mere friendships is fatal in real love. Love gives all and must have all in return. The wishes of the other party become binding obligations; and the deepest desire of each heart is to know every secret wish and longing of the other, in order that it may do all in its power to gratify those desires. Is that the kind of love, affection, and obedience you have for Christ?

“The whole Bible is a love story,” Billy Graham once said. Hear more in this 1-minute clip.

Prayer for the day

Jesus, I say I love You and yet so often it is a selfish, “taking” love. Let me love You in such a way that Your desires will be mine.

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  1. Evangeline B. Fuentes says:

    PTL! Thank you Mr. Graham. Indeed we are the choices of all that we love…I pray that I will love God above all.

  2. Gerry says:

    Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour proved how sincere his Love is at Calvary.

  3. Forrest says:

    I cannot afford to give anything but this is so glaringly true in my life, I have been selfishly hiding in my own hole hiding from the world and not appreciating God’s life and my responsibility as his child. Why I am alone.

  4. Sue Wonder says:

    Thank you Lord for your grace. Thank you Grahams for your love and dedication to Him.

  5. Oluwatosin Omotayo says:

    I’d love to read your blog each day so that i can develop spiritually

  6. margareta cronholm says:

    Yes I have that love for Christ because He through His Holy Spirit has made it possible to receive that love of His.

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  8. Alan Koerber says:

    Thank you for your Love and service to the Lord !

  9. Michele Anthony says:

    Such a good reminder.