June 22nd, 2016
1 John 4:7-21
God is the source of true unconditional love. Love comes from Him, because God is love. The ultimate expression of His love to us was when He sent Jesus as the atoning sacrifice for our sins. We rely on the love God has for us because our version of love, outside of Him, is trite, fickle, and fleeting. We can only love because He first loved us.
Once while I was providing marriage counseling it became obvious to me that each one of this couple wanted to marry the other because they believed their future spouse was the one who would love them unconditionally. Unfortunately, this is just not so. Human love at is still dependent upon the God who is love.
You cannot give love if you don’t know what it looks like, how it acts, or where it comes from. So, “Where does love come from?” Seeking to manufacture it on your own will never be the real thing. Seeking to get if from any source other than God Himself will always leave you wanting.
Author: Mark Thielenhaus