The Bible defines God very clearly in 1 John 4:8-9 “Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. Plain and simple… God IS love.
How did God show his love among us? John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world that He sent his one and only Son into the world that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.”
In todays society the definition of love is constantly getting a makeover, it’s always being re-defined. More commonly we show our love to one another by agreeing with each other and saying what the person wants to hear; to do otherwise would be to risk the friendship – here’s what I mean…
Story: There was a girl who introduced me to her boyfriend. I had some time alone with the “boyfriend” we spoke frankly and I was able to discover his horrible intentions. Afterwards, the girl asked me… “So what do you think?”
When I revealed to her what I thought and what he had said, she became infuriated with me because I did not agree with her. Immediately she burst in tears and shouted out “I thought you were my friend… how could you say these things?”
2 Timothy 4:3-4 says, “The time is coming when people won’t listen to good teaching. Instead, they will look for teachers who will please them by telling them only what they are itching to hear. 4 They will turn from the truth and eagerly listen to senseless stories….”
People only want to hear what they want to hear.
Brothers and sisters, people will ask YOU a question which will determine if you are likeable or not, a question that will determine whether you are good person or not (according to their terms of good and evil), whether you are moral or not (according to their terms of morality) your trial ends with how you answer – where will YOU stand?
Don’t make the mistake of thinking that you have to agree with people and their beliefs to love them or even defend them from injustice.
One of satan’s biggest lies is that we should all accept every form of sin in the name of “LOVE”. The devil has REDEFINED the word “love” to mean “compromise, the acceptance of sin in our daily living”.
God clearly teaches us to love all people, regardless of who they are or what they’ve done. In fact Jesus gave us the most perfect example i.e. Jesus stood up for prostitutes, cheaters, robbers, religious fanatics, murderers, liars, the poor the rich, BUT Jesus NEVER compromised the truth of God.
Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life”