Incorruptible Love

A devotion on Ephesians 6:24

Grace be with all those who love our Lord Jesus Christ with incorruptible love. Amen.
–Ephesians 6:24

What is the most incorruptible substance on earth?

Diamonds? Steel? Rock? How about teeth, specifically, the microscopic teeth of the ocean-dwelling limpet. These snail teeth are so incredibly sturdy that they self-sharpen! Even so, all the scraping they do to eat eventually wears those infamous, incorruptible teeth down.

Every thing corrupts.

Fire, wind, water, or time will ruin it. But Paul tells the Christians in Ephesus they can create something that doesn’t wear down or run out: love for God.

Paul says it is possible to love God boldly in the face of His enemies. It is possible to love Him actively when surrounded by temptation. It is possible to love Him unrelentingly when afflicted with hardship.

It is possible to have a love for God that doesn’t corrupt, doesn’t end, doesn’t lessen with time. Even death itself won’t scrape it away. Our bodies wear down, but Paul teaches that if we have Jesus in our heart, He will give us the wisdom to prepare for a flourishing, incorruptible, and everlasting life in God’s love.

Thus, Paul concludes his letter with today’s verse: “Grace be with all those who love our Lord Jesus Christ with incorruptible love. Amen” (Ephesians 6:24).

Prayer

Dear God, Thank You for loving me with a love that never fades, never wanes, never dies. Please show me how to strengthen my love for You so that it, too, is incorruptible. I love You. In Jesus’ beautiful name I pray, Amen.

Reflection

Which of God’s attributes do I love the most? Why?

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