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Daily Devotional

Max Lucado

A Cloak of Love

Friday, July 12th, 2019

1 Corinthians 13:4-7

“Love.... always protects.”

Max's Message:

When Paul said, "Love always protects," he might have been thinking of a coat. One scholar thinks he was. The Theological Dictionary of the New Testament is known for its word study, not its poetry. But the scholar sounds poetic as he explains the meaning of protect as used in 1 Corinthians 13:7. The word conveys, he says, "the idea of covering with a cloak of love." Remember receiving one? You were nervous about the test, but the teacher stayed up late to help you. You were far from home and afraid, but your mother phoned to comfort you. You were innocent and accused, so your friend stood to defend you. Covered with encouragement. Covered with tender-hearted care. Covered with protection. Covered with a cloak of love. 

From Everyday Blessings by Max Lucado. Used with permission from the publisher.