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Romans 5:6-11

March 31, 2015

Today’s QT is about demonstration of God’s love. God’s love is to those who cannot possible repay. God’s love is for the ungodly - sounds like me. God’s love is timeless.

In QT reflection, it talks about how the world’s love, people's love, is a feeling as opposed to God’s definition of love is an act of sacrifice. I think parental love is more like that of God’s love. People love, or that unexplainable feeling between two people is temporary. I wonder though if love like that of God’s love is possible between two people. I don’t know if that even makes any sense. The proposition seems so unappealing. On the other hand, people-kind of love, that’s like drugs. It’s wonderful, but artificial and doesn’t last, but it’s wonderful in the beginning, so wonderful that your priorities get messed up. Is that the kind of love that I’m seeking? Is there something else? Supposedly, I’ve been told, it’s best for two people to be looking at God and walking next to each other in alignment rather than walking towards each other and bumping into each other. But that temporary euphoric phase might be a necessary step for two people to get together. Otherwise, it might be so dry, or business-like.

I don’t know why my QT recently always seems to be going down this path, but maybe it’s not a bad thing. The business of youth needs some attention in my life. I need more prayer in this area. Last night, I was reading proverbs, and in Proverbs 31, found couple interesting verses in couple of passages. One is from Advice to a King, and the other is from The Capable Wife.

In Advice to a King, Proverbs 31:6: Alcohol is for people who are dying, for those who are in misery.

In The Capable Wife, Proverbs 31:30: Charm is deceptive and beauty disappears, but a woman who honors the LORD should be praised.

Application: read proverbs