Scripture Reference: Owe no one anything except to love another, for he who loves another has fulfilled the law. Romans 13:8
If there is any time love has been misinterpreted the most, it is now. People these days do not seem to have crystal clear view of what love is at all, and from their statements and actions, you see it clearly. How can someone who claims to love his wife do things that her unpleasant to her and claim to love her? It is difficult to understand. It is like the story of a father that cut of the fingers of his little child who used a stone to scratch his car before seeing that he wrote ‘I love you dad’ with the stone. Can true love really harm another person?
The Bible gives us an answer here: “Love Does No Harm.” You are reading clearly right out of the word of God. The very soul of love is good, not aggression, lies or hatred. Once all moves and actions do not add up to mean good, then the love is for
at all. It is just like saying something isn’t a lie because the full truth wasn’t said. Of course, there were many pieces of the truth involved, but the little lie, no matter how tiny it may be, makes the entire truth of no effect.
We must learn to ensure that good is the motive of the love we share with others and not a hidden agenda that looks like love. But will love always be smooth and without hurt? No, it won’t. Jesus for the sake of love, for you and I, took all the beatings, pain, trauma, disgrace and shame. It was hurtful and harmful; He even died because of love.
The greatest thing about the entire experience is the intention of his love was for our good, we are better today because of God’s love for us.
Daily digest: Romans 13:1-14
Prayer: Lord, I repent of every selfish act I may have done towards any of your children with or without my knowledge. Help me to love people without any ulterior motive. I receive the grace and the strength to be kind to people and create an atmosphere where everyone who meets me gets treated better than every other person.