Saturday, April 22, 2017

What love do you know? By Keturah L.

An interesting conversation I had a couple weekends ago resulted in this conclusion about objects and what they mean to us:

"It is impossible for something to love you, but you CAN love something."

Now, isn't that a thought worth pondering over?

But I think this calls for another question: what is love?

There are many definitions of love.

There is a love that is pure, selfless, one that loves sacrificially and purely. Of course this love can not be applied toward objects, though, as it's a love we are not strong enough to truly act upon with out the strength of God. This sort of love is one that we show to others - to other people.

The word love can be selfish and centered around sentiment and the desires of ourselves. When we love an object, or even a human being with this sort of love, we are liking them because of what they mean to us, what it (or they) do for us. This sort of love is very much a "me" love.

This last love is not the ideal love. It is not the love that is talked about in 1 Corinthians 13. It is not the love Jesus (Yeshua) showed to us when He died and covered our sins with His own blood (1 John 4:9-10).

It is sad that most of us can only love and understand love according the the standard of loving an object. Most of us love another as if they were an object for our own pleasure, not one for us to serve and give unto.

We that follow God should be above such selfish love. We should love as God loved us, giving every ounce of ourselves toward the better or another.

John 13: 34-35  "A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another."


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