This Month's Promise

“Today if you hear his voice do not harden your hearts...”

- (Psalm 95:7,8)

Read: Ephesians 3:14-21


“This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. ...” (I John 3:16)

Kindness is the very essence of life - especially of true friendship. Money, advice and help lose their grace if not given in a loving manner. Jesus Christ is our loving and affectionate Friend. His love surpasses knowledge. His love is exhibited beautifully in the way He receives sinners. He refuses none who comes to Him for salvation, however unworthy they may be. Though their lives may have been most wicked, though their sins may have been more in number than the stars of heaven or the sand of the seashore, the Lord Jesus is ready to receive them and give them pardon and peace. There is no end to His love. His compassions are new every morning. They never fail. There are no limits to His mercy. (Lam. 3:22) He is not ashamed to befriend those whom the world casts off as hopeless. There are none too bad, too filthy and too much diseased with sin, to be admitted to His home. He has kindness and mercy for all. He is very patient with every one of us even though our conduct is often trying and provoking. He sympathizes deeply in all our sorrows. He knows what pain is. In all our affliction He is afflicted. He never allows us to be tempted above what we are able to bear. (I Cor. 10:13) He supplies us with daily grace for our daily conflict.

Dear friends, what a faithful friend Jesus is! There is no love on earth that can be equaled with His love. We love those in whom we see something that deserves our affection, or those who are our bone and our flesh; but Jesus loves sinners in whom there is no good thing. We love those from whom we get some return for our affection; but Jesus loves those who can do little or nothing for Him. His love is purely unselfish, purely free. So why should we feel lonely? Let us lean on His bosom from where flow peace and comfort always without limitation. He remains as our best Friend always.

PRAYER: Dear Lord Jesus, many times I feel lonely and rejected. I long for love. This morning I come to you, for you are my best Friend. Accept me, even though I am unworthy and fill my heart with joy and peace which the world can never give or take away. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.