Monday, February 14, 2011


Perhaps there is no one word that is more confusing, more misunderstood, more diminished in significance or abused than the word "love." Although it contains feelings, it is much more than feelings. Although it includes emotions, many times emotions must be controlled. While it includes sentiments, it is more than sentimental expressions that fluctuate from day to day.

Feelings, emotions and sentiments change from moment to moment and day to day because life is dynamic. True love, God-love, must be seen, observed and expressed in the behavior of a Christian.

What I do to and for someone is what matters most in describing love. If we have a question about this, we need only to recall John 3:16 – "God so loved…that He gave!" – not a feeling, sentiment or an emotion. It was and is a love that was given to us from God, for us, by Jesus and to be seen in us and through us because Christ lives within us.

This love is the foundation for all relationships, our relationship with God and our relationship with others. God-love will keep a relationship strong and healthy and people together. In fact, this love is the glue that keeps people together in spite of flaws and faults. We Christians are obligated to live and behave God-love.

Prayer: Father, give us Your grace to live a love that has no limits, never gives up and always shows concern. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 13

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