Real and True Love

Luke 6:32-36 English Standard Version

32 “If you love those who love you, what benefit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. 33 And if you do good to those who do good to you, what benefit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. 34 And if you lend to those from whom you expect to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, to get back the same amount. 35 But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil. 36 Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful.

Think about the message in Jesus’ words.

In the modern age how easy is it to only love people who love you.

Those who agree with you, who like the same things, look like you, talk like you, heck are you.

Think about how easy it is on social media to love the people who you want to love.

I know someone who doesn’t feel accepted right now so they go on Facebook and people digitally support them with love and they respond back with the same love.

I’m not saying that is wrong but is it real and true love?

No.

Real and true love is when you see that person not just in their polished public selves but also in their dark times both past and present and chose to love them anyway. However while also not catering to and enabling the darkness.

Now there maybe a person that shows you no care, no love or even look at you as their enemy, love them anyway that is real and true love.

In reality only God can fully love like that.

We have to imitate His love to the best of our abilities and thank God that He loves in ways we can’t even fathom.

Now for those who are looking for someone who truly loves and cares about them what you need to look for is the people I previously mentioned, those who despite all of the bad things you have done chose to love you anyway and are there to help.

You must look for the real and true love.

Have a Blessed and Loving Week,
Chris


Scripture Reading Plan:

Monday – Isaiah 6:1-8

Tuesday – Psalm 29

Wednesday – Romans 8:12-17

Thursday – John 3:1-17

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