By One Who Loves God
Copywrite 2012 One Who Love God
When I was in the first grade I had a girl friend; probably thought that I loved her. When I married I loved my wife, but was it actually love or was it more lust than love? When I first met her she was wearing a swim suit. I guarantee you it wasn't love that I was feeling. Let's get honest guys and gals! When over 50% of marriages, even with church members, end in divorce, was it really "love?"
Love is an easy term to throw around, isn't it? The Random House College Dictionary has several meanings for the word love. When reading them I felt that many of the meanings were what we as individuals feel love is, not actually what the word love really means. The meanings ranged from "to make love to; having sexual intercourse" to "the benevolent affection of God for His creatures or for the reverent affection due from them to God."
In Matthew 22:37-39 Jesus states "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself." I have some questions for us to ponder. Are we showing love when we get upset because someone takes our seat at church? When statistics show that 95% of church members don't tithe (10% of gross money earned and any increase), how does that show love for God? (tithe: Malachi 3:8-12). Do we attend the church that God placed us in? "Do not forsake the assembling together." Hebrews 10:25. One way to learn about God is to hear from our pastor. Romans 10:14. Having church watching TV? Hmmmm.