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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Sunday Reflection: Love is a Many Fickled Thing

“You are loved beyond imagination. God says so in His inspired and inspiring message to you.”  - Dave Branon

In humans, love is a many fickled thing.   In humans, love is often conditional—even though we say it’s not. We love until it gets too hard, we get too busy or something better comes along.

God never falls out of love with us (John 3:16).
We use the word love loosely when we say I love that car, I love your dress or I love chocolate. Our idea of love is skewed.

But God’s love is deep and pure. Because of his great love for us, he sees past our sin  and flaws (Ephesians 2:4-5).
 “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:37-39 (NIV) 

If we feel God doesn't love us, we are thinking in human terms, with our own measure of love for ourselves and for others where it's often conditional and flawed.

“The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing”.  Zephaniah 3:17 (KJV)

Blessings,
Teresa


Source: Holy Bible, bible.gateway.com

7 comments:

  1. I thought John 3:16 was "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." ??

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  2. God is the only One capable of agape love.

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  3. Jojo, exactly. God loves us so much that he sacrificed his son so that we won't "perish". That is his everlasting love. His love is eternal and promised in this verse.

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  4. We do 'love' too loosely and when things get hard we fall out of love easily.

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  5. Yeah we just throw the word around like crazy and then when things get hard, throw it away.

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  6. When I saw the title, I thought of the song: Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing... ah, what a wonderful piece of music...
    But back to your post - a lovely message...

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