Locked Into Love

Locked Into Love

Locked Into Love

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. Psalm 106:1

In June 2015, the city of Paris removed forty-five tons of padlocks from the railings of the Pont des Arts pedestrian bridge. As a romantic gesture, couples would etch their initials onto a lock, attach it to the railing, click it shut, and throw the key into the River Seine.

After this ritual was repeated thousands of times, the bridge could no longer bear the weight of so much “love.” Eventually the city, fearing for the integrity of the bridge, removed the “love locks.”

The locks were meant to symbolize everlasting love, but human love does not always last. The closest of friends may offend each other and never resolve their differences. Family members may argue and refuse to forgive. A husband and wife may drift so far apart that they can’t remember why they once decided to marry. Human love can be fickle.

But there is one constant and enduring love—the love of God. “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever,” proclaims Psalm 106:1. The promises of the unfailing and everlasting nature of God’s love are found throughout Scripture. And the greatest proof of this love is the death of His Son so that those who put their faith in Him can live eternally. And nothing will ever separate us from His love (Rom. 8:38–39).

Fellow believers, we are locked into God’s love forever.

I’m grateful for Your unending love, Father. I’m locked into Your love by the Holy Spirit who is living in me.

Christ’s death and resurrection are the measure of God’s love for me.

INSIGHT:Christ’s work on the cross to secure our salvation has been completed. With a triumphant proclamation, Jesus said, “It is finished” (John 19:30). Forty days after His resurrection, Jesus returned to the Father. Now seated at God’s right hand, the exalted Christ continues His redemptive and sanctifying work as our eternal High Priest (Heb. 4:14–16). He is our “Advocate with the Father” (1 John 2:1–2; 1 Tim. 2:5), always defending and interceding for us (Heb. 7:24–25; 9:24). Paul confidently writes, “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus” (Rom. 8:1). No one can successfully bring a charge of condemnation against those who are in Christ (vv. 33–34).

  1. cedartoa

    What about those who, after salvation, WILFULLY sin and subsequently renounce Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior ?

  2. rabro

    I thank God for today’s devotion. It addresses my current circumstances. I am grateful that God is still on my side.

  3. Newbeginnings

    Father and most High God, Thank you for your son Jesus Christ who died for me. Thank you for your everlasting and undying love. Thank you for the Holy Spirit. For without you we are nothing. Thank you for your grace, mercy and understanding. I pr

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  4. jbagley

    32leaflets, if Jesus is your Savior, the Holy Spirit is in and with you 24/7. He is already at work in you helping you grow. When you sin, confess it immediately and don’t let things pile up. Get an accountability buddy. Read God’s word ofte

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  5. js1985

    where as human love without Christ can only go so far, the Lord’s love goes on forever.

    1. marayner

      AMEN!!!!!!!

  6. Tid Lavender

    No one can successfully bring a charge of condemnation against those who are in Christ (vv. 33–34). Never forget that my friends.

  7. 32leaflets

    Help me grow

    1. daken69

      The Holy Spirit is your primary source of spiritual growth, and He speaks to you through the Word of God (The Holy Bible). I recommend reading through the entire Gospel of John; and then reading through the book of Romans. John’s Gospel will give you

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  8. sandy229

    For any Christian who is discouraged this powerful passage gives assurance of Christ’s present love, active at every moment in the Christian’s life. Are any causes of discouragement greater than those Paul mentions? If not, then we are never in this

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