The foundation of everything is God’s love. For what reason would God have for creating anything, and especially mankind after His own likeness? It had to be love. A supernatural love that cannot truly be understood outside the illumination of the Spirit, all else falls short. If our love must make our love for family look like hate, what must the love of God look like when presented beside even our love for God? Love defined within the limited confines of just “telling someone the truth” is incredibly understated and without sacrifice.

So if God’s love is the basis for the entire redemptive plan, and if Paul underscored that without love we have nothing, why is there so little written about God’s love? Have we arrived at the place that showing God’s love in a tangible way is considered effeminate? Moses was strong, Jesus was weak? The law is strong but grace is weak? Let us admit that we struggle to love one another and that much of our love is lavished upon those we like, not those with whom we have differences. Let us admit that our love can be so many words but without the committed substance that would define Him.

Let us admit all that together, but let us never redefine what love is and thereby ease the journey and embrace a model made after our own hearts and not His. How short do we fall in showing God’s love? Look at the cross bound Redeemer, that is how far short we fall. A long way yet to travel, is it not?

Don’t ask me, I get lost too…

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1   iggy    http://wordofmouthministries.blogspot.com/
September 8th, 2007 at 8:55 pm

Rick,

When one redefines “love” to their own human standard… then you get separation from those “sinners”, some not worthy to give answer to, mocking them instead of giving answer… they lower the true standard and raise judgmentalism and condemnation as equal. They raise their own righteousness to equal or surpass that of Jesus.

I think if anyone just goes through the posts and reads Ken Silva’s comments they will see who he really is…

Be Blessed,
iggy

2   Chris P.    
September 9th, 2007 at 9:52 am

Good post, Rick

As for iggy;
What about those who define love as the toleration of any and all philosophies and/or practices, even the toleration of all kinds of sin in the church? And please, there are more subtle evils than obvious sins.
BTW where was Ken Silva mentioned in this post? Pull your skirt down your “agenda” is showing.
iggy, go to the mirror boy. That is the most “loving” thing I can say right now.

3   Tim Reed    http://theotstrikesback.com
September 9th, 2007 at 11:49 am

iggy, go to the mirror boy. That is the most “loving” thing I can say right now.

That says more about you than Igs.

4   Rick Frueh    http://judahslion.blogspot.com/
September 9th, 2007 at 11:51 am

Many times I do like what I see in God’s mirror.