Pure not Perverted Love

Rod Shimabukuro


I am distressed for you, my brother Jonathan; very pleasant have you been to me; your love to me was extraordinary, surpassing the love of women. 2 Samuel 1:26


Report was delivered to David that Saul and Jonathan were dead. David mourns the loss of King Saul and his very close friend Jonathan. Jonathan risked his life for David, even sacrificing his position as successor to his father Saul’s throne. Jonathan recognized the Lord’s choice as King in David.

The love David describes and feels is a pure God given love. No sexual implications or overtones are suggested unless you brutally take David’s words out of context. The author is detailing a contrast of the kind of love a man can have for a friend, brother. It’s a love that reflects and describes God’s unconditional, sacrificial and covenant commitment!


There are so many entangled and imprisoned to pornagraphy. My application stems from trying to come alongside people who are struggling with the sin of pornography. But there’s a deeper sin that is when discovered may be different for everyone. Identity issues, Raw immorality and selfishness. The lust of the flesh affected by feelings of rejection, lack of acceptance.

I believe there’s a pure love of God that Christians should and must share with one another. A love of and from God that is not perverted by sinfulness in me. I’m so thankful to have experienced and received Jesus pure love. The love of God has been poured into my heart!

I want to live, act and treat others differently - by not being so judgmental, cynical, critical. I want to put on God’s love - yielding to the love He has given to me... when I grossly sin within.


Dear Daddie of Love and Grace!

Thank you for who You God - as the God of love, truth, grace, faithfulness.... and the list goes on of who You are! You are more than - much, much more than amazing! I love You and need You and want You! Thank you for pouring our Your love in my heart. Please help me to reflect Your love in the deepest part of my being - spirit, soul, mind, motive, desires, actions, words!

Devotions for April 26

2 Samuel 1
Psalm 140
Matthew 13

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