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In Touch - July 23, 2006

In Touch Daily Devotional 
by Dr. Charles Stanley

Sunday July 23, 2006

God: The Greatest Lover of All

Ephesians 3:17-19

Part of the disciples’ training was practical application. Jesus would teach; then He would begin the lesson to life through a parable or a real-life experience. By walking on water he demonstrated supernatural abilities. Withdrawing to be alone with His heavenly Father, He portrayed His devotion and set an example for His disciples to do the same.

A good example of this was the feeding of the 4,000; they were hungry and Jesus fed them. This was His way of teaching that He was the "bread of life" (John 6:48). Peter was so overwhelmed by all he had witnessed, he made the following confession, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God" (Matthew 16:16 niv).

Jesus came to point men to God. He also came to identify personally with each one of us. The people prayed that Jesus was the One who would set Israel free from years of Roman oppression. They didn’t understand His greatest desire was to restore the love for God man had lost.

What is your greatest desire? Is it to know God’s love and affection? During the transfiguration, Peter was so overcome with emotion all he could do was whisper his heart’s desire: "Oh, Jesus, let me build us a tent and we will stay here–forever!" (Mark 9:5). Jesus was much more than flesh and bone; He was God, and all Peter wanted was to be found hidden in His love.

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