Saturday, October 24, 2009

Which Will You Choose?

What is the definition love?

If we define love the way the world does, it could be summed up by the visual of a pink chenille robe and warm slippers; add to that a box of the finest chocolates and of course a dozen red roses. To be fully indulged in all you do in life…that is true love.

What is God’s definition of love?

A splintered, blood and tissue covered Roman cross; a woven circlet of thorn-bush branches and three large iron spikes. To give up your life to set others free…that is true love.

So what definition of love will you choose?

“…If anyone wishes to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me; for whoever wishes to save his life shall lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake, he is the one who will save it.” (Luke 9:23-25)

“Do not love the world, nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the father, but is from the world. And the world is passing away, and also its lusts; but the one who does the will of God abides forever.” (1 John 2:15-17)

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