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And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you (1 Thessalonians 3:12).

In this prayer, Paul is requesting aid from both the Father and Jesus implying belief in the providence of God.

It is certainly God’s desire for all His children to abound in love, and this should be the focus of many a prayer. Love not just for one another, but for all men!

It is easy to love our brethren but it is in loving our enemies that we become like God (Matthew 5:44). In this love, we must abound!


The book Meditations Of My Heart (from which this daily devotional is taken) is available / can be ordered from Sain Publications (931-363-6905 or email psain@sainpublications.com).