Love: Life’s Driving Priority
July 10, 2023

Today’s 333 Devotional: “Love: Life’s Driving Priority”

For centuries, if not millenniums, people have been looking for love. And if I could borrow the lyrics and title from an old country western song, they’ve been looking for love in all the wrong places.

How else can we explain the record setting number of divorces, the increase in pornography, and a society that is replacing the traditional definition of marriage with alternative lifestyles.

So where can we go?

Where can we find a love that truly works in a world determined to redefine the word itself? We can’t go to society because it hasn’t got a clue. We can’t go to religion because they abuse and misinterpret love with rules and regulations. We can’t go to Hollywood because they’ve misrepresented it. We can’t go to the authors and playwrights; they have as much trouble defining it as everyone else.

But people need something they can hang their hats upon, something that they can understand and put into practice.

So where do we go? Maybe it’s time we go to the source of all love, God. Maybe it’s time to go back to the One who created us and put within our very DNA the need for love. Maybe it’s time to go back to the Bible, God’s word for His creation, and back to its basics by which life gets and receives meaning.

Over this next week and next, we’ll look at what Jesus says on the subject of love and we’ll see that love is life’s driving priority, you might say that Jesus is giving us our job description.

Jesus says that love is the very essence of our relationship with God and one another in the Great Commandment. He tells us that our love authenticates this relationship and God’s calling upon our lives. He also said that love is the greatest defense of the gospel message, and that love is literally the great essential of life.

Love is truly then life’s driving priority.

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