Greetings, brothers and sisters. This is Dr. James Perry continuing with our series where we seek to
explore the deeper meanings of our relationship with Jesus Christ. Over the years, the heavenly
Father has revealed many revelations of spiritual truth to me, and I want to share them with you. This
morning we seek to understand the value of divine love.
And now, sit back and listen to today's message.
The Value of Divine Love
"He that loveth not, knoweth not God; for God is love." 1 John, Chapter 4, Verse 8.
Brothers and sisters, divine love has value because of its power to transform those who are true of
purpose and honest of heart. Love is the face that the heavenly Father turns towards all of his
spiritual children. Love is the driving force behind all spiritual reality. It is the divine motive. Ever
does this impulse of divine goodness surge outward like a restless sea, seeking and striving to attain
some unrevealed destiny. The force of the heavenly Father's love is endless, eternal, and infinite.
Nothing can stand before its relentless surge of patience, mercy, and forgiveness.
All the heavenly hosts respond to this divine love by passing it on. It is only in the lives of some of
us that this outpouring of living water runs into a temporary bottleneck called selfishness. Selfishness
causes quite a bit of pain, sorrow, and disappointment when we refuse to allow divine love to flow
through us. Some refuse to allow the Father's love to flow through them and yet ask, "where is the
love?" This is the same as asking, "Where is the heavenly Father?"
Those who claim they don't feel loved have locked up in their hearts the Father's love. The attitude
of seeking to be loved by another rather than seeking to love others is a selfish attitude. No matter
how much they are loved, some will never feel it. This is because the Father's love can only become
real as it flows through us. Divine love is absolutely unselfish. The very concept of divine love--the
unselfish concern for the welfare of others--embodies a direction away from self.
Divine love has value because though it may be delayed, it can never be stopped. A river backed up
behind a dam will eventually overflow if not released. Divine love will eventually break through or
overflow even the hardest of hearts. Allowing divine love to flow through us is the greatest pleasure
in all existence. It really does impart eternal purpose to our lives. Being eternal, divine love also
makes us eternal when it is allowed to completely possess us.
Divine love has value because it can overcome intentional and unintentional wrongdoing. It is a
spiritualizing force when allowed to flow continuously through us. Divine love has great depth:
always is there more to explore and realize. Life becomes full of spiritual excitement and joy as we
are submerged in the flow of divine love.
Divine love has value because it's truth, beauty, and goodness can be perceived. Truth is a spiritual
quality that exists between relationships. Truth is the relationship that exists between the Father and
his Son, and through His Son, Jesus, with us. It is the reality of the relationship between the Father
and His children. To love is not only to be conscious of this relationship of truth but to live it as well.
To appreciate the beauty of the Father's love is to appreciate the harmony of living truth. After all,
the heavenly Father is living love.
This concludes today's message on understanding the value of divine love. We hope you find
something in this message to ponder and pray about as you go about your day. Until next time, this
is Dr. James Perry.