After a flood of insights last week, it’s been a quiet one for me this week. Not that I haven’t learned anything, but nothing stood out to me that I haven’t already written about.
But today, verse 5 stood out to me.
But whoever keeps his word, truly in him the love of God is made complete. (5)
“The love of God.”
The phrase there could mean either “God’s love for us” (probable), or “our love for God.”
And I thought, “How much has the love of God been made complete in me?”
There are still so many ways that I break his word every day.
A lot of times, that’s because his love for me has not truly sunk down into my heart.
If I truly knew in my heart of hearts his love for me, I would be much more patient with others.
I would be less selfish.
I would be more gracious toward others.
I would be less tempted by the things of this world and my lusts.
Lord, may I come to completely understand your love for me. And as I do, may my love for you be made more complete as well.