Monday, March 27, 2017

Love Is... Part 3

Love never fails. (1 Corinthians 13:8a)

Most people these days are under the erroneous assumption that love is transient. It comes and goes with the boyfriends, girlfriends and spouses who are in our lives one moment and gone the next. Google “falling out of love” and you will get an endless list of links to articles, quizzes and warning signs:

3 signs you are falling out of love with your partner
8 reasons women fall out of love
Are you falling out of love? A quiz on 10 warning signs
5 signs your partner is falling out of love

Even children believe this which may be why so many doubt or fear losing their parents’ love. Yet 1 Corinthians 13:8 says that love never fails.

Love as God is and created it to be between us never ceases, diminishes, or disappears. Love in its purest form is constant, steady, and foundational. Love isn’t an emotion though emotion may be part of love. Love isn’t the product of hard work but labor may play a part in love. Love is a choice made over and over and over again—a choice I can’t be counted on making every time because of my sinful nature but God will absolutely make each and every moment because of who he is. God is love and must be true to his own nature which is where my confidence in his love for me comes from. God must be God so God will love me always.

God is the source of the unconditional love our hearts long for. His love fills the need we have to be loved, accepted, protected and cherished. Every great expression of love is only truly fulfilled in him.

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