True Love

April 15th, 2014

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Psalm 52:1-9

It’s hard to conceive “unfailing love.” Love has become synonymous with infatuation, lust, sex, and sensuality. Love is an excuse for abuse, catching a mate, for cheating and adultery, pornography, even for the purpose of sex trafficking and prostitution. On the lighter side, love is used to describe our favorite color, food or song.

Is it any wonder that many of us cringe at the thought of love? As a minister, I’ve met far too many people who cannot trust God because they cannot fathom God’s love for them. They’ve either been deeply wounded by human love or the lack of it; or, they feel unforgivable because they have used love as a means to an end.

“If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world” (1 John 2:15b-16). Isn’t it refreshing to know that our associations with love have nothing to do with the love of God?

Author: Cynthia K. Stiverson

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