January 3, 2022

Jose Abaroa
“Grace be with all those who love our Lord Jesus Christ with incorruptible love.”
Ephesians 6:24

In the final sentence of his letter to the Ephesians, Paul extends grace to all who love Jesus with an incorruptible love. I see both good and bad news here. The bad news is that I wouldn’t necessarily call my love for Jesus incorruptible. I have seen how the busyness and the storms of life can corrupt my faith at times. However, the good news comes with the first word of the verse, grace. God is full of grace. He knows that we are imperfect and yet decides to use us for His kingdom purposes. Better yet, it’s God’s love for us that is incorruptible. The more I experience His love, the more my love for Him grows.

Father, I  thank you for your eternal and incorruptible love for me. I pray that I may be aware of your love and that my love for you would grow incorruptible. That way, when the storms of life may come, I may glorify your name and look to You, and You alone, as my refuge and my strength.