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The Absence of Love
Leslie: This is Seeking Him, with Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth.
Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth: According to the apostle Paul, the things we do won’t have lasting significance unless we do them out of love.
“If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing (1 Cor. 13:3).”
Nancy: I was getting ready to teach this passage and came up with a paraphrase that applied to my situation: “Though I teach women's conferences, though I spend hours studying and preparing for radio ministry, if I do it without love, at the end of my life it will be a big fat zero.”
It’s sobering to think about how many acts of service I’ve attempted without love. The sum total of those works and deeds has been nothing.
No matter what God’s called you to to do, before you tackle it, ask Him to give you a heart of love.
With Seeking Him, I'm Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth.
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