We use the word love very loosely in our society. We love our pets, clothes, cars and our spouses by using the same word. Unfortunately there is a great deal of confusion as to the real meaning of “love”. A popular movie of the 80’s convinced people that love was never having to say you’re sorry. Hollywood has portrayed the intimated encounter between two people as love. There is a natural human love that is an emotion we can experience. It is when we either grow fond of someone or the item meets certain criteria in our mind.
However, there is a love that is high above just the decision or emotion we experience. Scripture tells us it is the “more excellent way.” Jesus said He gave us a new commandment, “Love one another as I have loved you.” That love has been is a spiritual force that has been poured into our hearts by the Holy Spirit He gave to us when we accepted Jesus as our Lord and Savior, or we got born again.
God’s Love in us controls our behavior and words. It covers a multitude of wrongs against us. It Protects us from accepting fear, rejection, bitterness or offense. It empowers us to forgive those who are against us.
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Thanks for reading. I’m Pastor Carl Benton. “its the truth you know and walk in that sets you free.”