Wednesday, June 10, 2009

God’s Love

From beginning to end, the Bible shows us God’s definition of love, the only accurate definition available. Love is an attitude we have, resulting in action that makes the security, happiness and welfare of another as important to us as our own. This type of love is selfless, considers others more important than ourselves, and seeks to guard and strengthen the dignity God has given each person. It is a reflection of God’s love for us.

Unfortunately, since we as a society have lost sight of God, we have lost the understanding of His love. As a general rule, we have reduced love to one of two things: (1) a warm feeling or (2) a positive response to a relationship that makes us feel good. Both of these are self-directed, not outer-directed and stand in juxtaposition to the biblical model.

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