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The Ability to Love

Posted on: 7-15-112011

“We love Him because He first loved us.”  1 Peter 4:19

Today, we tend to use the word “love” in a variety of ways.  For example, we may use it in reference to our family and friends, but we also use it to describe what we like to do (I love to read, I love to go shopping, I love to fish, etc.), what we like to eat (I love ice cream, I love cookies, I love Mexican food, etc.), and in a variety of other ways. When we consider the true definition of love, we can see that we use the word way more than we should.  The above Scripture gives us a picture of what love really is.  God loved us first!  He loved us before we even knew Him!  He loved us before we were even born!  He loved us before we even had the ability to love Him back!  God’s love is the only love that gives without ever expecting in return.  His love is so perfect that it gives its recipient that ability to love back.  We can only love because He loved us!  What an amazing gift He has given us…the gift of love!

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