Thursday, April 8, 2010
"Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore
love is the fulfilling of the law."
The following devotional was written by Mr. J.
C. Penny in the Christian Herald, during the 1920’s:
What is it that we admire in an individual or
a business?—for business is but the reflection of the ideals of an
individual. Is it wealth, position, good looks or beauty, or even
No, it is none of these. Many of the men of our nation have been
poor and often downright ugly. Many of our noblest women have
been homely. But through these rough exteriors has shown that
something which has made their names immortal, their lives a blessing
and an inspiration to humanity.
What is it, then, that makes the names of people stand out in our
memory? Why, it is that indefinable something called the soul or
spirit! We see an electric light and ask ourselves what it
is. We know it is a power, but it is beyond us to define
it. So it is with that indescribable thing about human beings
which draws us toward them as if by some magnetic power. Such
folks are thoroughly unselfish, courteous, obliging, sympathetic,
charitable, optimistic and hopeful. They see the good in
everything and everybody. They are positive forces instead of
negative. They encourage rather than discourage; they help
instead of hinder; they are full of love instead of hate.
Thus it is that some people are more popular than others and some
businesses flourish while others dwindle into decay and fail.
(The text verse and study verses have been added
to reinforce the truth
of this devotion.)
Study verses - Romans
12:9-21; I Corinthians 13; Proverbs 11:9-16; Proverbs 10:11-32.
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