What is Love? part 2

Love is not feelings.

On the contrary – and this is going to sound rather cold, dull and unexciting (not like warm fuzzies) – love flows out of the will.

It is a choice.

Read these words:

“This is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins” (1 John 4:20).

“For the joy set before Him He endured the cross, scorning its shame” (Hebrews 12:2).

God showed His love in Jesus’ sacrifice. Jesus asked if the cross could be avoided, but ultimately submitted to the Father’s will, not His own.

That’s not warm fuzzies. Yet He still endured the cross because it was a joy-filled movement of obedience to pour out the lavish love of God upon all creation.

Love is not about feelings, but about deciding with our wills.

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