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Many waters cannot quench love, neither can floods drown it. If a man offered for love all the wealth of his house, he would be utterly despised. (Song of Solomon 8:7, ESV) Some of the most valuable things in life cannot be bought with money: respect, loyalty, trust, wisdom, happiness, true friendship. And love. We can’t write a check, whip out our Visa card, or even exchange cash for love. Some have tried, but it just doesn’t work that way. Love is not for sale. Much has been written about love—songs, poems, books, love letters—but I’m not sure we will ever…

“And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment; That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ; Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.” Philippians 1:9-11. In the book of Philippians, Paul is writing to the church in Philippi, to the people whom he had preached to and won to the Lord.  He reminds them that he is very thankful for their dedication to the…

“But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light.” 1 Peter 2:9 This verse contains a very important promise from God – we are his possession.  To some, this may sound like a bad thing, but to me it sounds like safety and peace. I am so thankful that I belong to Christ! When everyone fails me, and when I fail myself, He…