Do You Have A High View Of Love? by Nelson Price


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DO YOU HAVE A HIGH VIEW OF LOVE?
JOHN 14: 15, 21, 23, 24, 28
(PAGE 1579 COME ALIVE BIBLE)
JESUS CHRIST dramatized love to enable us to understand what it
is.
Love has been so ill-defined that today in answer to the
question regarding what is love, a varity of answers comes.
The problem is love is being defined by persons who have
experienced so little of the love of Christ.
The definition given by many is better applied to lust.
Some give a definition that relates to promiscuity.
Most define what is in reality sensuality and try to live on
Sensual Standard Time.
True love can only be known by the action it prompts.
I John 3: 16 says, "By this we know love, because He laid down
His life for us." Before doing this literally He did it daily by
giving of Himself on our behalf. The text continues, "And we
ought to lay down our lives for the brethren," meaning we ought
to evidence our love for one another by self-giving.
Love, such as the Scripture speaks of, AGAPE, is
self-sacrificing.
John 3:16 helps us gain understanding of selfless love. Try
fitting some current concepts of love in the text:
GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD ... that He felt romantic about it.
...that He got a tingling sensation down His spine...
...that He had a friendly spirit of tolerance and
brotherhood no matter what they believed...
None of these fit the verse. It says, "God so loved ... He
gave..." Love is shown to be not a feeling, but
self-sacrificing.
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