I just finished my morning devotion. I read through the book of Ephesians. If you’ve never read this book, or you’ve never spent much time considering what it’s actually saying, you should read it again. This book is amazing. I have found so many points of conviction within this book and have been greatly challenged by it. But for me, the most challenging part of the book was the closing verse:
“Grace be with all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with love incorruptible.” 6:24
Love incorruptible. What does that mean? What is incorruptible? Dictionary.com defines it as “not corruptible; that cannot be perverted or bribed; that will not dissolve, disintegrate, decay, etc.” That’s pretty intense if you ask me. Nothing changing our love for God? Not our situation, not the number of blessings we have recently received (or lack there of), nothing! Paul is talking about a kind of love that does not waver for anything: not for sexual immorality, not for money or advancements, not for selfish ambition or vain conceit. Paul is talking about a kind of love that is so potent it literally spreads to every fiber of our being– AND NOTHING CAN DIMINISH IT.
Do you love God like that? Sometimes I don’t. And if sometimes I don’t, doesn’t that mean I never do? Because that defeats the whole “incorruptible” part doesn’t it? I know I put myself before God sometimes: my desires, my ambitions, sin.
So thank you Paul, for the reality check. For the reminder to prioritize. Because I have no deeper desire than to love Jesus with a love incorruptible.
Kendra Leigh Worsnup