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Today’s 333 Devotional: “What Is Love?”
Since Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, I thought it appropriated to talk about the quality of love where love is not just a word used in a sentence, but rather a way of life.
Love is the greatest of all the qualities we as Christians are to possess.
“And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.” (1 Corinthians 13:13)
But what is love? This is the question of our day, and that’s because the word “love” has been misunderstood and way over used. We use the word love for just about everything and anything, from our love of food to loving our possessions.
Love has also been misinterpreted where many use the word in place of lust in our society of promiscuity and sexual immorality.
There is also a serious misconception about the word love as we talk about it in terms of a feeling. Love for many is an ocean of emotions.
In short, we use this term “love” in referring to how we feel about a lot of things. And while love does create feelings, love itself is not a feeling. Instead, love is a choice. We must choose to love.
Love being a choice is how the Apostle Paul defines it.
“But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection.” (Colossians 3:14)
To put on love means to clothe oneself in. We have a choice to love or not to love.
The Bible also talks about love being more that merely words we speak, it’s also communicated through our actions.
“My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth.” (1 John 3:18)
Love, therefore, isn’t something we talk about, it’s more than a feeling, and it’s more than just a thought. Love is something we put into action every day. Love is then more than a lifestyle; love is actually a way of life.
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