“Love: Grow Up”

February 15, 2019

“Love: Grow Up”

Blessings folk!

A follow-up on “love”.

Too often even true believers succumb to the world’s mindset of love…
Ooo-wee goo-wee emotions…
Getting what one wants…
Doing/hearing what one wants…

Such is not love.

True “agapao” love desires that which is best for the other individual.
Not necessarily what is wanted.
Not necessarily what is comfortable.
That which is best.

Too often we “love” others by giving/saying what we think will make them “feel better”.

We err by doing so.

Did you see the verse in 1 Corinthians 13 yesterday?

1 Co 13:6
(love) but rejoices with the truth;

Love rejoices with the truth.
Showing love consist of speaking truth.
Therefore, truth must be spoken.

We are “loving the world into the lake of fire” when we do not speak the truth of the gospel to them.

Oh, I know.
I hear it all the time.
“We must love them no matter”.
We are to love.
But, if you are not speaking the truth to people, you are not loving.

What is “truth”?
Jesus tells us.
He is praying/speaking to Father…

John 17:17
Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.

The Word is Truth.
We speak the Word of God, not the opinions of man.

We do so with unbelievers and believers.

Eph 4:25

Therefore, laying aside falsehood,
SPEAK TRUTH EACH ONE of you WITH HIS NEIGHBOR, for we are members of one another.

Let us do so.
Lay aside falsehood.
Lay aside the fear of speaking the truth.
Know the truth.
Embrace the truth.
Live the truth.
Speak the truth.

Remember this…

John 15:13
“Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.


Eph 4:15a
but speaking the truth in love,…


Eph 4:15b
…we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ,

Grow up.