Love’s Attributes (14)
(#168 from Suffer Well Devotional Series©)
“Love hopes all things!” (1 Corinthians 13:7)
Love hopes all things, and therefore, Yahweh hopes all things!
Love hopes all things “good” of course! And we have come to understand His intent of what is good through His human language, Hebrew. Good: what is moral, political, scientific, economical, and spiritual, from a Kingdom perspective. No one is good but One, that is, the Mighty One. (Luke 18:19) Yes, things of the Kingdom of Heaven (exalted consciousness) are good; only He is good!
And if our hope is in Him alone (Psalm 62:5), then all of our hopes are in the essence of Yahweh, modeled by His Son, expressed through His Ruach (Spirit-breath-mind). Because love always expresses itself as a gift to others, it is essential to consider that others are greater than the “self.” The primary focus then becomes raising the standard of the lives (minds) of those around us.
If you are made complete in love, then the end result is a life that only exists to give, rather than take. This is the love that cries out, “Forgive them,” even while they torture you. Because love has completed itself in you, “I shall not want” (Psalm 23:1) becomes the One truth within you. You are filled; your cup is overflowing with His presence; and you need no other, or nothing other. Your hope is in Him alone!
The mind of Messiah is what the hope of love will bring. It is the hope of a perfect mind, a mind that only thinks as Yahweh thinks. Isn't it glorious; the very thought of it?
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)Click to listen highlighted text!