Give More than Love
You may have heard it said that love is the answer, but is it true?
It surely sounds good, and with all the hate, war, and contention couldn’t we all use a little more love? What could possibly be wrong with love?
Actually, a lot can go wrong with love without Christ. Love can be perverted, distorted, and used for evil.
Who does not know “the love of money is the root of all evil” in 1 Timothy 6:10?
The Corinthians were living in love of fleshly indulgence (1 Cor 6:13-16). What’s wrong with love and happiness, if it does not harm anyone? Paul called it sin that did not glorify God (1 Cor 6:18).
Sinners can love each other without God, live darkened lives in love, and love pleasure more than God (Luke 6:32; John 3:19; 2 Tim 3:14).
Love is a message preached by every religion and secularist without Christ from Islam to Buddhism.
The pagan-Catholic Valentine’s day of love is celebrated across the world without Christ.
Loving people perish if they do not love the truth (2 Thess 2:10).
God is love, but Love is not God. Love without God is ungodly.
Love must be tempered by truth. Without the truth all our loving words and deeds become worldly. You cannot have the truth without Christ (Col 2:3).
Love is not the answer. Christ alone is as God commended his love toward us in Him (Rom 5:8).
If you want to show someone godly love, give them more than love. Speak the truth to them in love (Eph 4:15; 1 Cor 13:6; Eph 5:25-27).
Warning: this message may make people hate you.
For His glory,
Justin “can you handle the love” Johnson