Written by Major Christine Clement, Words of Life is The Salvation Army's daily devotional book, offering bite-sized Bible readings and reflections that provoke thought and deepen understanding.
In this edition we consider love and marriage, and explore how aspects love and loving relationships are recorded in various books of the Bible.
Best known perhaps is Hosea – a powerful image of how God keeps on loving a nation that is persistently unfaithful to him. In Song of Songs a collection of love songs between a man and a woman express something of the love of God for his people. We also delight in Ruth's moving story.
In the New Testament, readings from the Gospels of Matthew and John reveal Jesus' heart of love. Paul's teachings in 1 Corinthians seek to help believers lead Christ-centred, blameless, loving lives.
The guest writer of the Easter series is from Norway and writers from various other countries contribute to the Sunday readings. On Saturdays we focus on the Sermon on the Mount and the Lord's Prayer.